Henschel Quartet - Beethoven, Dvorak, Brahms
The Henschel Quartet performs at St John's, Smith Square, London. Beethoven: String Quartet No 5. Dvorak: String Quartet No 12. Brahms: Piano Quintet in F (Martino Tirimo: piano).
Live from St John's, Smith Square, London
Presented by Martin Handley
A twentieth-birthday celebration for the one of the world's great string quartets - the Henschel Quartet.
Beethoven: String Quartet No.5 in A major, Op.18 No.5)
Dvorak: String Quartet No.12 in F major, Op.96, 'American'
8.15 Interval: choral music by Gustav and Alma Mahler, performed by the SWR Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Marcus Creed
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
Martino Tirimo (piano)
The Henschel Quartet, in their twentieth-anniversary season, perform two favourite works from the quartet repertoire and join forces with pianist Martino Tirimo for Brahms's great Piano Quintet in A minor. This piece, which began life in 1862 as a string quintet and was then recast as a sonata for two pianos, only reached its final form two years later. In its final version Brahms's friend the conductor Hermann Levi declared it "beautiful beyond words: a masterpiece of chamber music.".