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Doric String Quartet and Alasdair Beatson (piano)

Doric String Quartet and Alasdair Beatson (piano)

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Summary

Pianist Alasdair Beatson and the Doric String Quartet perform pieces by Thomas Adès, Britten and Elgar at London's Wigmore Hall. Alasdair Beatson joins the Doric String Quartet in Thomas Adès's single-movement Piano Quintet, a virtuosic modern take on classical sonata form, and Elgar's dramatically intense Piano Quintet in A minor. Peter Pears described Britten's late Third String Quartet as being `of a profound beauty more touching than anything else, radiant, wise, new, mysterious - overwhelming'. Thomas Adès: Piano Quintet. Britten: String Quartet No 3, Op 94. 8.20: Interval. Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor Op 84. Alasdair Beatson (piano), Doric String Quartet.
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