The Tokyo String Quartet plays the finale of Haydn's op.77, no.1
Following news that the quartet of Stradivari instruments once owned by Paganini has now passed to the Quartetto di Cremona, in this video from 2013 we can see previous custodians the Tokyo Quartet playing them in the ensemble’s final season.
This footage from November 1989, two days after the official fall of the Berlin Wall, shows Mstislav Rostropovich giving an impromptu performance of Bach’s cello suites at the Checkpoint C crossing point between East and West Berlin. Read our article ‘Witnesses to the fall’, from the March 2014 ...
‘It’s a big process that’s being portrayed, and it takes me with it, and touches me again and again - even after playing it over 330 times.’ So says Christian Tetzlaff on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, which he has recorded with conductor Robin Ticciati.