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The Skampa Quartet and Melvyn Tan at Wigmore Hall

At London's Wigmore Hall, the Skampa String Quartet play Mozart and Janacek, and are joined by pianist Melvyn Tan for the rarely performed Piano Quintet by Korngold.

At London's Wigmore Hall, the Skampa String Quartet play Mozart and Janáček, and are joined by pianist Melvyn Tan for the rarely performed Piano Quintet by Korngold.

Introduced by Martin Handley.

Mozart: String Quartet in C, K465 (Dissonance)
Janáček: String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)

8.15pm Interval

Interval music:
Korngold - Abschiedslieder op. 14
Sarah Connolly - Mezzo-soprano
William Dazeley - Bass
Iain Burnside - Piano

Part 2:

Korngold: Piano Quintet in E, Op 15

Škampa Quartet
Melvyn Tan (piano)

Encore:
Dvorak: Scherzo from Quintet no. 2 in A major op. 81

Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London, on 18 February 2018

The Škampa Quartet, from the Czech Republic, perform two of the great works of the quartet repertoire: Mozart's 'Dissonance', which takes its name from its harmonically probing slow introduction; and Janáček's fiercely passionate First Quartet, named after a novella by Tolstoy which in turn is named after a Beethoven Violin Sonata. After the interval they are joined by pianist Melvyn Tan for Erich Korngold's rarely heard Piano Quintet: composed in 1923 before he left Europe for Hollywood it is typically expansive and Romantic, but also an essentially good-humoured work, apparently laced with coded musical messages to his fiancée.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in C, K465 (Dissonance)

    Ensemble: Skampa Quartet.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No 1 (The Kreutzer Sonata)

    Ensemble: Skampa Quartet.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Songs of Farewell (Abschiedslieder), Op 14

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Singer: William Dazeley.
    • Songs of Erich Korngold.
    • Signum.
    • 2.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Piano Quintet in E, Op 15

    Performer: Melvyn Tan. Ensemble: Skampa Quartet.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quintet No 2 In A, Op 81 (Scherzo)

    Performer: Melvyn Tan. Ensemble: Skampa Quartet.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The Beethoven Symphonies: Live from the Edinburgh Festival.
    • Hyperion.
    • 44301.
    • 5.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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