Fauré Piano Quartett
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music,
Rice University
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PROGRAM

Vincent d’Indy (1851-1931)
Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 7
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 45
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Piano Quartet in E♭ Major, Op. 47

PERFORMERS

Dirk Mommertz, piano

Erika Geldsetzer, violin

Sascha Frömbling, viola

Konstantin Heidrich, cello

Known for their sterling musicianship, the Fauré Piano Quartett has become a worldwide phenomenon, unearthing novel approaches to timeless pieces. We bring the ensemble back to our stage, where they lend their style to a concert featuring the romanticism of the late 19th century. Fauré, often compared to Schumann, provides a quartet showcasing the latter’s poetic art of the song and his love for chamber music, at a time when Fauré and d’Indy sought to add diversity to Europe’s music scene. This program is a perfect setting for the Faure Piano Quartett’s dynamic approach and playing.

“This quartet thinks and breathes as one, focused on a singular, clear vision for their music making.”

Toronto Star

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