The VANCOUVER CHAMBER PLAYERS present TREASURES OF CHAMBER MUSIC
September 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am$30.00 – $170.00
(Doors open at 10:00 am; coffee/tea & cookies served)
Season Tickets (9 concerts)
UWCV Members $150 (members must sign in to their account to receive the ticket discount);
UWCV Members $25 (members must sign in to their account to receive the ticket discount);
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For the first concert of their 2022 – 23 season at Hycroft, cellist Lee Duckles is joined by violinist Gwen Thompson, violist Joanna Hood, and pianist Robert Holliston in performances of two masterpieces for piano quartet.
The Spanish-born composer, Joaquin Turina (1882 – 1949), composed his Piano Quartet in A minor in 1931 after studying in Paris for many years.
Cast in three movements (slow, fast, not-so-fast), its Iberian character shines through every bar. It is a beguiling work, by turns languid and energetic, very well crafted, indeed a minor masterpiece.
Wolfgang Mozart (1756 – 1792)) composed his Piano Quartet in G minor in 1785 in response to a commission from fellow composer and publisher Franz Hoffmeister. It is widely considered one of the first major pieces composed for piano quartet in the chamber music repertoire. At the time the piece was written, the harpsichord was still widely used, though stylistic evidence suggests Mozart intended the piano part for “the ‘Viennese’ fortepiano of the period. The work is in three movements and remains one of the greatest works for this combination of instruments.
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