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BBC Proms 2015 Chamber Music 7

Emerson String Quartet

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Barber
String Quartet, Op. 11 – Molto adagio
Debussy
Préludes, Book 2 – Feux d’artifice
Shostakovich
Piano Quintet

Performers

  • Emerson String Quartet
    Elisabeth Leonskaja
    piano

Eminent Russian pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja joins the Emerson String Quartet for its Proms debut in a programme of great chamber works of the 20th century.

From France, there’s Debussy’s Feux d’artifice – a display of technical and aural fireworks for solo piano. From the Emerson’s native America there’s the original string quartet version of Barber’s hauntingly beautiful Adagio for strings, and Russia is represented by Shostakovich’s popular Quintet, with its darkly comic Scherzo and meditative, delicately melancholy Intermezzo.

Part of BBC Proms 2015

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Pianist Christian Blackshaw is joined by the Royal Northern Sinfonia Winds for Mozart’s Quintet for piano and winds, paired with anniversary composer Nielsen’s Wind Quintet.

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BBC Proms 2015 Saturday Matinee 4

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Brahms’ first and stormiest piano trio – its darkness belying the work’s major key – is paired with music by American-born composer Arlene Sierra.

Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour (no interval)
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Stalls: £12; Centre Gallery: £10
Day seats (Side Gallery): £5

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