Classic FM Arts Daily Podcast - 10 July 2009

Bob Jones' pioneering podcast series dedicates time to the artists and organisations that make the classical world turn - this week he talks to The Borodin Quartet.

Borodin Quartet

The Borodin Quartet is said to be the longest established string quartet in the world - and even performed at Stalin's funeral in 1953. The latest incarnation of the band has just performed at the Cheltenham Music Festival. Viola player Igor Naidin explains the ensembles world vision; plus Felix Mendelssohn discovers the joys of hitchhiking and runs up against evidence of Robbie Burns.

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Borodin

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