Tring Chamber Music 2018 - Last of the Summer

Tring Chamber Music 2018 - Last of the Summer

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 19:30

Howard Shelley returns to Tring with a concerto for keyboard by Haydn which reveals the composer at his most highly spirited; a characteristically graceful slow movement is encased by dazzlingly buoyant fast movements, especially the final Rondo, ‘ in the Hungarian style’. In the Prelude for solo violin, Schnittke intentionally confuses both the musical monograms of Shostakovich (DSCH) and of Bach (BACH) thus signifying their enormous effect on musical history. Bach’s own use of his own name forms a powerful, poignant and somewhat enigmatic role in the last, unfinished fugue from the ‘Art of Fugue’. These surprising bedfellows point directly to Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet, a twentieth century masterpiece (and one of his most frequently played works). The Russian master opens with his own terse prelude and fugue. Proceeding through movements of elation, ecstasy and optimism, it is piece of music which is both beautifully balanced, and deeply satisfying.

Concerto for piano and orchestra in D, arranged for piano and string quartet
(Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Prelude in memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich, for violin and tape
Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Unfinished Fugue from The Art of Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Minor
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)


Hastoe Village Hall
Church Lane
Hastoe, Tring HP23 6LU
United Kingdom
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