The Malevich Piano Quartet plays Martinů, Kox and Schumann
One could easily say that the Malevich Piano Quartet owes its vast spectrum of colours, musical sophistication and incomparable technique to the diversity of European cultures represented in the quartet. This is clearly expressed in these concerts featuring Bohuslav Martinů’s emotional Piano Quartet (Jamaica and Long Island, New York, 1942), Hans Kox’s ultra-short Piano Quartet No. 2 (1968) and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet (1842). That the latter cannot be considered inferior to his more famous Piano Quintet is something you are invited to hear for yourself on 1 November!
The Malevich Piano Quartet & the Orlando Festival
The Malevich Piano Quartet participated in the last three editions of the Orlando Masterclass. As both the Orlando staff and musicians were highly impressed by the level of musicianship displayed by this unique ensemble, the quartet not only performed at the regional concerts but also at the official Orlando concerts, playing works by composers such as Martinů, Van Hemel and Kox. The quartet’s live performances of compositions by Kox and Van Hemel were also released by Orlando on various CDs.
This concert is organized in collaboration with the Orlando Festival.