Brahms: String Quartet No. 3
Recorded at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside as part of the Lake Disctrict Summer Music Festival 2009, Stephen Johnson explores Brahms's third and final string quartet in B flat, Op. 67.
Brahms's previous quartets, Op. 51 No. 1 and No. 2, suggest a more classical model with symphonic drama, but a striking element of the writing in Op. 67 is its more conversational style.
Stephen is joined by the Kuss Quartet, who illustrate with excerpts.