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Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin) Jack O'Brien (violin) Philip Burton (viola) Colin Hampton (cello)
First of six programmes each including a quartet by Bartok
Bartok's six string quartets cover nearly the whole period of his creative activity and reflect the successive stages not only of his own development but of modern music in general. Nos. 1 and 2 belong to the first two decades of the century, when modernism was gradually emerging from romanticism; Nos. 3 and 4 to the twenties, that ' high-modern ' period of experimentation for its own sake; and Nos. Sand 6 to the thirties, when the new means of expression crystallised into a simpler, more straightforward style.
Deryck Cooke


Sidney Griller
Jack O'Brien
Philip Burton
Colin Hampton
Deryck Cooke

Talk by Lord Kinross
The Arpa Cay, or Barley R ver, was once the frontier between Armenia and Georgia. Today it is the only place, except for a short frozen stretch in the far north at Norway, where the U.S.S.R. has a common frontier with an ' Atlantic ' country. Lord Kinross describes a visit he made last year to this region of eastern Turkey.


Talk By:
Lord Kinross

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