The Takács Quartet returns to the Edinburgh International Festival to perform a live recital that begins with Haydn. The Opus 77 quartets were written in Haydn’s late sixties and sum up his particular style and mastery of a form that he'd shaped for decades. Two works by student composers follow; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s lushly romantic character sketches written during his studies at the Royal College of Music in London and Ravel’s lyrical String Quartet dedicated to his teacher, Gabriel Faure.
Haydn - String Quartet in F major, Op 77 No 2
Coleridge-Taylor - 5 Fantasiestücke Op.5
Ravel - String Quartet in F major
This stunning concert in Edinburgh's Queen's Hall is available to stream on BBC Sounds until 13th September.