Pianist Janina Fialkowska in two Chopin Preludes, tenor Robin Tritschler and pianist Christopher Glynn in Schubert songs and pianist Daniel Tong and Dante Quartet in Shostakovich.
In the final programme of music from this week's series of concerts from the 2016 Belfast Music Society International Festival of Chamber Music, pianist Janina Fialkowska begins with two Preludes by Chopin. Following this, a group of Schubert songs performed by tenor Robin Tritschler and pianist Christopher Glynn. And to complete today's recital, the Dante Quartet are joined by pianist Daniel Tong to perform Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57.
Originally written for the Beethoven Quartet and completed in September 1940, the work is one of Shostakovich's most famous chamber pieces and on its premiere in November 1940, the composer himself performed at the piano with the Quartet. The work is in five movements - beginning with a slow Prelude followed by a Fugue, then a Scherzo, a slower Intermezzo and finishing with an Allegretto finale.
Chopin: Prelude E flat minor Op.28 No 14; Prelude in D flat major Op.28 No 15
Janina Fialkowska (piano)
Schubert: 3 Songs - Wiegenlied, D579; Die Sterne, D939; Herbst, D945
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Christopher Glynn (piano)
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57
Daniel Tong (piano).
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