Chamber Music Weekends


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The Schubert Ensemble

William Howard piano
Simon Blendis violin
Douglas Paterson viola
Jane Salmon cello

With musically-illustrated talks by the musicians.

The Schubert Ensemble is one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings.

Their programme concentrates on piano quartet repertoire; Dvořák and Brahms feature prominently, as well as music by Mozart, Chausson, Schumann and Fauré.

Musicially-embellished talks are given by the ensemble themselves.

Weekend packages are also available on the Martin Randall Travel website. For more information, please click here.

The Programme

Concert 1

Friday 26 January, 6.00pm
Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm

Dvořák, Piano Quartet No.1 in D, Op.23 Brahms, Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25.

Concert 2

Saturday 27 January, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

Mozart, Piano Quartet No.2 in E fl at, K.493 Chausson, Piano Quartet in A, Op.30

Concert 3

Saturday 27 January, 6.00pm
Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm

Brahms, Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor, Op.60 Dvořák, Piano Quartet No.2 in E fl at, Op.87

Concert 4

Sunday 28 January, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

Schumann, Piano Quartet in E fl at, Op.47 Fauré, Piano Quartet No.2 in G minor, Op.45

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Concerts only: £15 for morning concerts, £20 for evening concerts.


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9–11 March 2018

The Mandelring Quartet
Sebastian Schmidt violin
Nanette Schmidt violin
Andreas Willwohl viola
Bernhard Schmidt cello

The Mandelring Quartet are famed for their expressivity and remarkable homogeneity of sound and phrasing. They have been prize winners at prestigious competitions such as Munich International Music Competition, Evian and Reggio Emilia. Their busy concert schedule has taken them to major venues and festivals worldwide. Their recording of Mendelssohn’s complete chamber works for strings has received outstanding reviews, and their discs of the complete Shostakovich string quartets are regarded by critics as a benchmark.

The programme concentrates on some of the greatest string quartets of the ensemble’s native repertoire, and which they have performed many times to great acclaim – that of Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven.

Weekend packages are also available on the Martin Randall Travel website. For more information, please click here.

The Programme

Concert 1

Friday 9 March, 6.00pm
Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm

Haydn, Quartet in D, Op.71 No.2 Beethoven, Quartet in C minor, Op.18 No.4 Schubert, Quartet in D minor, D810 ‘Death & the Maiden’

Concert 2

Saturday 10 March, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

Haydn, Quartet in B minor, Op.33 No.1 Schubert, Quartettsatzzz in C minor, D703 Beethoven, Quartet in C, Op.59 No.3

Concert 3

Saturday 10 March, 6.00pm
Pre-concert talk at 5.30pm

Haydn, Quartet in B fl at, Op.1 No.1, Th e Hunt Beethoven, Quartet in D, Op.18 No.3 Schubert, Quartet in G, D887

Concert 4

Sunday 11 March, 11.00am
Pre-concert talk at 10.30am

Haydn, Quartet in C, Op.76 No.3 Emperor Beethoven, Quartet in E minor Op.59 No.2

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Concerts only: £15 for morning concerts, £20 for evening concerts.

 


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