Piano and Strings

Piano and Strings
21st March 2018 Maria
DATE: 21/03/2018
TIME: 7:30 PM till 9:30 PM

MPO Chamber Music Concert

Pietro de Maria

MPO String Quartet

Melanie Waite (Violin)
Amy Furfaro (Violin)
Anthony Gilbert (Viola)
Yaroslav Miklukho (Cello)

Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

The piano quintet has proven to be an enduringly popular chamber music configuration, and in this intimate concert, Pietro de Maria joins the MPO String Quartet to perform two masterpieces of the genre.

Shostakovich’s own piano quintet is perhaps his most popular chamber work. Written in the summer of 1940, it earned him the Stalin Prize the following year.

Brahms started out writing a string quintet before reworking his composition for piano and strings; he ended up destroying the original version.

Robert Samut Hall, Floriana



LOCATION: Robert Sammut Hall, Floriana, Malta

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