Superb soloists come together for chamber music
‘Playing chamber music is like eating chocolate cake to me’, says pianist Alexandre Tharaud. ‘I don’t do it very often, and when I do I enjoy it enormously.’ In this series you’ll hear him with Quatuor Arod in Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2. These five superb musicians, including Isabelle van Keulen and Quirine Viersen, live in Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain, yet they manage to play together regularly. In this series they’ll play two very different piano quintets, one by Elgar and one by Tanejev.
The Armida Quartet will add two brilliant string players for Brahms’ stunning String Sextet No. 2. And the programme that clarinettist Martin Fröst, violist Antoine Tamestit and pianist Shai Wosner are planning includes Mozart’s famous Kegelstatt Trio, which Mozart is said to have composed for friends after spending time bowling with them.