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Chiaroscuro Quartet with Cedric Tiberghien

28th November 2023

20:00 - View all performance times

Turner Sims Southampton , Building 52 University of Southampton Salisbury Road

Box Office: 023 8059 5151

Haydn String Quartet in D minor Op 9 No 4

Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2

Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34

A compelling combination, as the Chiaroscuros and pianist Cédric Tiberghien return.

Tonight, they perform Brahms’ chamber music masterpiece. The work’s chequered history saw it originally written for string quintet. It was then revised for piano duo, before Brahms’ friend and mentor Clara Schumann’s recommendation to reshape it again. The version for string quartet and piano, which we hear this evening, was premiered in 1865. Writing to Brahms after its first performance, conductor Hermann Levi declared: ‘The Quintet is beautiful beyond words. Anyone who did not know it in its earlier forms…would never believe that it was not originally thought out and designed for the present combination of instruments… You have turned a monotonous work for two pianos into a thing of great beauty, a masterpiece of chamber music…’.

The concert opens with Haydn’s work. Broadcaster and critic Hans Keller described as ‘the first great string quartet in the history of music’.

Alina Ibragimova - violin

Pablo Hernán Benedí - violin

Emilie Hörnlund - viola

Claire Thirion - cello

Cédric Tiberghien - piano

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28 Nov 2023 - 20:00 Standard - Min: £28.00 Book Tickets
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