Piano and Strings
TIME: 7:30 PM till 9:00 PM
MPO Chamber Music Concert
Pietro de Maria (Piano)
MPO String Quartet
Emilia Wiśniewska (Violin)
Philipp Orlov (Violin)
Aiveen Gallagher (Viola)
Peter Flanagan (Cello)
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
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.
LOCATION: San Anton Palace, Attard