Schumann: Piano Quintet in Eb
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor
Two great quintets draw the festival to a close, the Sacconi Quartet joined by Libby for Schumann’s uplifting piano quintet and by Julian Bliss for Brahms’ autumnal clarinet quintet. The yearning, soaring lines and melancholic, dark textures of the Brahms are offset by the high-spirited, glittering writing of the Schumann.
When Schumann met Brahms for the first time he wrote of the ‘new paths’ in the young composer’s style, so it is appropriate that we give our namesake composers the last word this year!
Performers: Julian Bliss, Libby Burgess, Sacconi Quartet