Vanbrugh & Friends in Leap

Vanbrugh & Friends in Leap

Sunday, 19 November 2023, 3.00pm

The Vanbrugh & Friends
Keith Pascoe, violin
Marja Gaynor, violin
Simon Aspell, viola
Ed Creedon, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello

Beethoven - String Quintet Op.104 [1819]
Brahms - String Quintet Op.111 [1890]

The Vanbrugh and their guests present two of the great works from the extended chamber music repertoire. Beethoven’s wrote his darkly beautiful C minor piano trio Op.1 No.3 in 1795 and it became one of his most popular chamber works. He published this string quintet arrangement in 1819. Brahms’ magnificent 1890 string quintet Op.111 started life in the composer’s sketches for a fifth symphony and its final form retains an orchestral grandeur, both in structure and in texture. This is truly one of the finest works in the chamber music repertoire, exuberant, elegant, subtle, original and unmistakably Brahms.

Supported by Cork County Council, the Arts Council and RTE Lyric FM

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Published by nsqf on 24 September 2023

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