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Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre
Manor Road
KT12 2PF


Dmitry ShostakovichPiano Quintet in G Minor, Op.57
Edward ElgarPiano Quintet in A Minor, Op.84


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Programme Note

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet reveals the more serious and purely musical side of the young composer. A haunting neo-classical story unfolds with elements of chamber music masterpieces of the romantic age, while at the same time speaking a language of its own. The music moves seamlessly between the light-hearted and the sombre, leading towards a striking but simple and intensely moving finale. 

Elgar's Piano Quintet is a fantastic and exuberant work. The first movement displays tremendous spirit, giving way to the second movement, the emotional heart of the piece. This sublime passage with its imploring, recitative-like interruptions from the cello moves towards a thunderous close. 

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