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|Mozart||Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546|
|Beethoven||Grosse Fuge, Op. 133|
|String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131|
With renowned cellist Steven Isserlis as Artistic Director, IMS Prussia Cove is one of classical music’s most respected institutions and many of the world’s greatest performers consider the organisation a major influence on their musical development. In 1987 and 1989 a small string orchestra conducted by Sándor Végh – the legendary Hungarian violinist and IMS’s founder – formed to make a recording of Beethoven works. Now, 30 years later, this concert will reunite these former students of Végh to perform together again in his memory.
They include members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Camerata Academica Salzburg, the Nash Ensemble, the Hebrides Ensemble, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Barbican Piano Trio, the Vienna String Sextet, founding members of the Laurel Piano Trio and the Orion Quartet; leader of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, guest leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, assistant leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, guest leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and concertmaster of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. They have released numerous recordings, and are currently all professors at music conservatoires across Europe and in New York.