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The Maxwell Quartet and cellist Philip Higham perform Boccherini’s evocative sketches of Madrid at night and Taneyev’s deeply passionate String Quintet No 1 in G.

In this third programme from Radio 3’s Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Maxwell Quartet and cellist Philip Higham perform Boccherini’s evocative sketches of Madrid at night. They close with Russian composer Sergei Taneyev’s deeply passionate and melodically rich string quintet, the first of two that he wrote.

Boccherini: La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid, Op. 30 no 6
Taneyev: String Quintet No. 1 in G major, Op. 14

The Maxwell Quartet
Philip Higham – cello

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

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