Sat 16 Feb 2019
1:10pm | €16/13
Sat 16 Feb 2019
1:10pm | €16/13

The Vanbrugh continue their exploration of the great piano quartet repertoire in the company of acclaimed Belfast pianist Michael McHale, recently appointed lecturer at CIT Cork School of Music.

In association with the National String Quartet Foundation


SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus D.899 [1827]

‘I have known and loved these impromptus since childhood, performing the fourth impromptu in my first ever public recital, and recording all four a couple of years ago in Berlin for the Ergodos label. Like all of Schubert’s music, there is a beautiful, natural simplicity in the way the music unfolds, and the third impromptu in particular is as lyrical and poignant as any of his finest songs.’ (Michael McHale)

BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor Op.25 [1856-1861]

This was the work that first brought fame to Brahms. It was premiered in Hamburg by Clara Schumann in 1861, but Brahms played it the following year on his Viennese debut as composer and pianist and it was an instant popular hit, in part thanks to a brilliant finale inspired by Hungarian Gypsy music.

Keith Pascoe, violin
Simon Aspell, viola
Christopher Marwood, cello
with Michael McHale, piano

Quartets at Triskel – spring series

Quartets at Triskel, in association with the National String Quartet Foundation, return for a spring series. The Vanbrugh will be joined by special guest Michael McHale at lunchtime on Saturday 16 February; with the Lir Quartet performing on Saturday 9 March.

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