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31 Aug 2015, Cadogan Hall
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Proms 2015 Proms Chamber Music 7: Shostakovich Quintet

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Proms Chamber Music 7: Shostakovich Quintet
13:00 Mon 31 Aug 2015 Cadogan Hall
The Emerson String Quartet and pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja come together to perform a great chamber work – Shostakovich's Quintet – as well as the original, string quartet movement that late became Barber's famous 'Adagio for strings'.
The Emerson String Quartet and pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja come together to perform a great chamber work – Shostakovich's Quintet – as well as the original, string quartet movement that late became Barber's famous 'Adagio for strings'.

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Eminent Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja returns for her second Prom this season, joining the Emerson String Quartet for its Proms debut in a programme of great chamber works of the 20th century. From France, there’s Debussy’s ‘Feux d’artifice’ – a display of technical and aural fireworks for solo piano. From the Emerson’s native America there’s the original string quartet version of Barber’s hauntingly beautiful Adagio for strings, and Russia is represented by Shostakovich’s popular Quintet, with its darkly comic Scherzo and meditative, delicately melancholy Intermezzo.

There will be no interval