April 30, 2021

Piano Quartet Corneille - Brahms' Second Piano Quartet

  • Date: April 30, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Venue:
    Live Stream from the Edesche Concertzaal
  • Price: 19.50
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Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 2

Schubert - String trio in B flat, D 471

Piano Quartet Corneille

The composition of the Corneille piano quartet is just as colourful as Corneille's paintings. The musicians come from Japan, Finaldn, The Netherlands and Greece. Violinist No

Relaxed Schubert

At nineteen, life was smiling at Schubert. You can hear this right at the start of his relaxed String Trio D 471 for violin, viola and cello. The concert could not start off better than with this cheerful piece. Let yourself be carried away by the almost endless flow of melody

Brahms' Second Piano Quartet, op. 26

Memorable melody

The Piano Quartet Corneille consists of:
Vassilis Varvaresos, piano
Ella van Poucke, cello
Lilli Maijala, viola

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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Piano Quartet No. 2 in A, op. 26

Vassilis Varvaresos (Piano)

Georgy Kovalev (Viola)

Ella van Poucke (Cello)

Noé Inui (Violin)

  • I. Allegro non troppo
  • II. Poco Adagio
  • III. Scherzo: Poco Allegro
  • IV. Finale: Allegro

A piano quartet as a business card. This applied almost literally to Brahms' Second Piano Quartet, op. 26. As a budding supertalent he settled in Vienna in 1861. In order to interest the Viennese in his music the piece is full of references to the Viennese music culture of that time. The first sounds of the piece seem to be a tribute to Franz Schubert. The tender slow movement is a romantic night-song. In the robust finale you can hear fragments of the Roma music that was immensely popular in Brahms' day.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

String trio in B flat, D. 471

Georgy Kovalev (Viola)

Ella van Poucke (Cello)

Noé Inui (Violin)

    Is this Schubert or Mozart? You may wonder this when you hear the first notes of Schubert's String Trio in B flat, as Schubert is so close to his idol Mozart. As a young man Schubert was deeply impressed by Mozart's music and this is clearly reflected in this one-movement work.