Australia Piano Quartet

Epic Fragment

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Details

The Australia Piano Quartet (APQ) has been Ensemble in Residence at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) since 2012.

In addition to their exploration of canonic masterpieces of the piano quartet repertoire, the ensemble enjoys unearthing neglected works of past and present and championing the creation of new work, having commissioned over 20 new piano quartets from a diverse range of established and emerging Australian composers.

Epic Fragment showcases Australia Piano Quartet in its pure form, presenting an early Mahler fragment, his Piano Quartet in A minor, (or Piano Quartet Movement in A minor as the work consists of just one single movement), and the colossal edifice of Brahms’ Piano Quartet No.2, Op.26. The quartet, a companion piece to the composer’s first piano quartet, Op. 25, was written in the same year and is a testament to the composer’s love of Schubert’s music and Vienna, the city that Brahms was later to adopt. An expansive work, rich in content, the huge thematic paragraphs and extended forms are hallmarks of Schubert, as are the featured leisurely melodies themselves.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australia Piano Quartet

PROGRAM

Gustav Mahler
Piano Quartet in A minor

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No.2 in A

ARTISTS

Daniel de Borah
Thomas Rann
James Wannan
Andrew Haveron

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Australia Piano Quartet

The Australia Piano Quartet (APQ) has been Ensemble in Residence at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) since 2012.

Southbank Series 2017

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Southbank Series brings talented artists from across Australia to Melbourne for audiences to enjoy in the best place to hear.

Venue