Franz Schmidt, a brilliant cellist, studied and then taught at the Vienna Conservatory. Despite their wildly different approaches to composition he and Schoenberg had a cordial relationship and respected each other enormously. His music is not often performed, but this concert closes with his mighty piano quintet for clarinet piano and strings. This is preceded by some songs for voice and piano by Beethoven, performed by the esteemed baritone Christopher Purves.
WEBERN - 4 Pieces for violin and piano Op.7
KORNGOLD - String Quartet No.2 Op.26
interval (drinks served)
BEETHOVEN - a selection of Lieder for bass and piano with Christopher Purves
SCHMIDT - Piano Quintet in B flat
Alasdair Beatson, Maria Wrocławska, Eusebius Quartet (Beatrice Philips, Venetia Jollands, Hannah Shaw, Hannah Sloane, Bengt Forsberg, Mathilde Milwidsky, Jānis Tretjuks, James Boyd, Alice Neary