Till Fellner piano
Brahms's quintet is a chamber music classic served up by the renowned London quartet accompanied by Till Felner
Haydn String quartet op. 77 No. 1 Hob. III:81 « Lobkowitz »
Brahms Piano Quintet op. 34
Take one of the most rigorous and inspired pianists of our times, and a disciple of Alfred Brendel, and a quartet formed in 1994 at the Royal College of Music in London, renowned for the lofty heights and breadth of its repertoire which extends to living composers, and you will have some idea of the potential of this promising event. The imaginative classicism of one of Haydn’s most significant quartets – whose opening sounds uncannily like Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 – with its unusually spirited menuetto, is followed by the powerful warmth of Brahms’s Quintet opus 34. This masterful work was published in 1865, after a protracted genesis, and its grandeur requires commitment and cohesion to bring it to full expression. With Till Fellner and the Belcea Quartet, this is a fait accompli.