String Quartets

Critics' choice

Takács Quartet (Wigmore Hall Associate Artists) and narrator Peter Eyre. (Peter Eyre reads excerpts from Thomas Mann's 'Death in Venice' before the performance of String Quartet No 3, which finds echoes in the novella.)

Britten's String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 25; String Quartet No 2 in C, Op 36; and String Quartet No 3, Op 94

(Note: Sam West has withdrawn as narrator.)