January 25 at 6:30 p.m.
At Bourgie Hall at the MMFA (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts)
Brigitte Rolland, violin
Natalie Racine, viola
Anna Burden, cello
Carmen Picard, piano
Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor
The program matches two essential works for piano quintet. The first, the work of Mozart, would pave the way to a musical genre that was taken up with great success by the romantics. As for the Brahms, it kindled such admiration in Schoenberg that the latter would play it at his first chamber-music recital and later do an orchestration of it. (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal)
Take a day trip from the Essex countryside, and drive up to the city of Montreal, Canada. End your day by visiting the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal for an invigorating classical concert!
More about the Music
With his two piano quartets, Mozart introduced to the world a musical genre that would be taken up with great success by the romantics, most especially Schumann, Brahms and Dvořák. Given that the nature of the piano enables it to pile up as many notes as the performer has fingers, writing for this particular ensemble presupposes that the strings can be treated in opposition to the piano, that all the string instruments can take turns in assuming the role of soloist or any intermediate configuration. The program for the evening juxtaposes two masterworks for the formation, Mozart’s Second and Brahms’s First. Pianist Carmen Picard joins three OSM musicians for the occasion.
Presented in association with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Fondation Arte Musica. (BorderlessNorth)
Reserve your tickets for this Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal concert here.