The Melba Quartet performs two of the great 19th century romantic chamber music works – Schubert’s homely E-flat String Quartet and Dvořák’s iconic Piano Quintet
Schubert’s E-flat quartet is a lovingly intimate work, essentially private in nature yet revealing an innocent charm and sense of childlike homely fun. It is a kind of ideal musical bedtime story for all ages. Dvořák’s Piano Quintet is perhaps the most beautiful of all the piano quintets. Sunny, ecstatic and utterly warm-hearted this work contains some of the most memorable melodies of the chamber music literature.
For the Melba Quartet, pianist Lucinda Collins was never really a mere guest – ‘We always felt she joined the quartet as a fifth member, so perfect is her understanding of the string quartet medium. That she is a pianist rather than a string player was a detail we never particularly noticed, we just went on playing string quartets with five.’
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Melba Quartet
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Sunday 2 October 2016 11am & 2pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
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