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Bartok Plus from LSO St Luke's in London with the Arcadia Quartet

The exciting young Romanian ensemble, Arcadia Quartet, play Bartok's String Quartet No 4 alongside Enescu and Janacek, placing Bartok's works in a wider Central European context.

Fiona Talkington presents the fourth concert in Radio 3's Bartok Plus series from LSO St Luke's in London. Today, one of the most exciting young quartets to emerge from Romania, the Arcadia Quartet, play Bartok's 4th String Quartet alongside the Aubade by Ensecu and Janacek's much-loved 2nd String Quartet, 'Intimate Letters'. The Arcadia Quartet have made Bartok their calling card with a recent release of all six string quartets, and in this concert put Bartok's middle-period quartet in its wider Central European context.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

JANACEK
String Quartet No.2, 'Intimate Letters'

ENESCU
Aubade for String Trio

BARTOK
String Quartet No.4

Arcadia Quartet

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No.2, 'Intimate Letters'

    Performer: Arcadia Quartet.
  • George Enescu

    Aubade for String Trio

    Performer: Arcadia Quartet.
  • Béla Bartók

    String Quartet No.4

    Performer: Arcadia Quartet.

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