Presented by: Chamber Music NZ
Chinese New Zealand pianist Tony Chen Lin returns from Hungary to join with Belgian-Irish string quartet Sonoro.
Exploring dramatic shifts and colour contrasts, this programme celebrates the lyricism of Schubert and Schumann with two cornerstones of chamber music repertoire. Using patterns of the dark and powerful contrasted with Schubert’s natural instinct for melody and song, ‘Death and the Maiden’ is a masterwork among string quartets.
This work is paired with Schumann’s delightful, exuberant, and quintessentially romantic Piano Quintet which is widely considered as one of Schumann’s finest compositions and a major work of nineteenth-century chamber music.