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Sunday Concert: Simon Callaghan & Friends
Sun 27 November 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Simon Callaghan (piano)
Jamie Campbell (violin)
Rosalind Ventris (viola)
Karel Bredenhorst (cello)
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor Op.1/3
Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat K493
Fauré Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor Op.15
Director of Music Simon Callaghan brings together distinguished colleagues in a programme of chamber music greats, in a concert that will also be live-streamed.
Pre-concert talk by Robert Hugill at 5.30pm in the Brockway Room:
Music among friends
The development of the role of the piano in chamber music in the 19th century, with a detailed look at Faure's Piano Quartet.
Mozart's Piano Quartet was one of the first pieces to be written for that combination, and it was music which was regarded as too difficult for amateurs. So throughout the 19th century composers (many of them pianists) would experiment with various combinations of piano and strings in chamber music, in works aimed at the new breed of virtuoso performers.
Photo of Simon Callaghan (c) Benjamin Ealovega