Perth Concert Hall 2018 [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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Berlin-based Vision Quartet play Ligeti's compelling first string quartet20181220

The award-winning Vision Quartet perform Ravel's richly colourful string quartet in F major, dedicated to his teacher Gabriel Faure. Ligeti’s early String Quartet No 1 opens the recital. Written during Ligeti's early years in communist Hungary, its countless miniature movements burst with ideas, colour and rhythmic complexity.

Ligeti: String Quartet No.1
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major Op. 35

The Vision Quartet

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe
Photo credit: Tim Klocker

The third of four recitals from Perth Concert Hall featuring French works at their core

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

The Arod Quartet play Al Asr by French composer Benjamin Attahir20181221

The Paris-based Arod Quartet (meaning ‘swift’ in J.R.R Tolkien’s mythic Rohirric language), finish a week of recitals based around French repertoire with a commission written for them by composer Benjamin Attahir. Attahir’s piece takes inspiration from the Muslim afternoon prayer; the heat, light and atmosphere of that moment. Schumann’s quartet in A minor follows, written after a period of depression and first performed as a birthday present for Clara Schumann.

Benjamin Attahir: Al Asr string quartet (2017)
Schumann: Quartet No 1, Op 41 No 1 in A minor

The Arod Quartet

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe
Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

Still in their early twenties, the Arod quartet perform Schumann and a recent commission

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series