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)
Korngold - Abschiedslieder op. 14
Sarah Connolly - Mezzo-soprano
William Dazeley - Bass
Iain Burnside - Piano
Korngold: Piano Quintet in E, Op 15
Melvyn Tan (piano)
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.
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