30 September 2017
Haydn: String Quartet Op.76 No.3
The Op. 76 quartets are among Haydn's most ambitious chamber works, deviating more than their predecessors from standard sonata form and each emphasizing their thematic continuity through the seamless and near-continual exchange of motifs between instruments.
Dove: Piano Quintet
The Piano Quintet (2009) celebrates a life: it was commissioned for the Spitalfields Festival, where Dove had been artistic director from 2001-6, to celebrate the 80th birthday of George Law, a long-standing patron of the festival. This is an ambitious structure, and even though the work bears an abstract title, it evokes the circumstances of its composition, which was started in May 2008, in Umbria, where Dove was in residence with a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship.
Dvorak: Piano Quintet No.2 Op 81
Antonín Dvořák's Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155, is a quintet for piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello. It was composed between August 18 and October 8 of 1887, and was premiered in Prague on January 6, 1888. The quintet is acknowledged as one of the masterpieces in the form, along with those of Schumann, Brahms and Shostakovich.
You can listen to a sample recording of one chosen musical composition selected from this concert. Do please note that the recording you will hear has been performed by musicians other than our current season of artists who will bring their own unique and stimulating interpretations of the very same compositions.