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Gillian Ansell, Viola and Monique Lapins, Second Violin discuss Programme One of the Dangerous Liaisons tour.
Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love story serves as the inspiration for the young Beethoven’s first string quartet, and Bartok’s unrequited passion for a virtuoso violinist lies behind his own first foray into the genre. On a happier note, Schumann’s quartet celebrates the composer’s triumph over parental opposition to marrying the love of his life.
Beethoven: String Quartet no 1 in F, op 18 no 1
Bartok: String Quartet no 1
Schumann: String Quartet in A, op 41 no 3