|Haydn||String Quartet in E-flat Op.33 No.2 ‘The Joke’|
|Kate Whitley||Piano Quintet|
|Beethoven||String Quartet in E-flat Op.127|
The celebrated Carducci Quartet perform two famous works of quartet repertoire. Haydn’s ‘Joke’ quartet is so named because of various things in its last movement, doubtless designed to amuse its commissioner the Grand Duke of Russia. Beethoven’s Op.127 quartet is famous for very different reasons, as the first of the final set of ‘late quartets’ that took the medium to new levels of ambition and expression. As a wonderful contrast to these works, the British composer Kate Whitley joins the quartet on the piano in a performance of her Piano Quintet.