A hauntingly beautiful debut by leading piano trioMore info
Krysia Osostowicz violin
Ian Belton violin
Paul Cassidy viola
Jacqueline Thomas cello
Laura Van Der Heijden cello
BACH arr CASSIDY Sonata for Solo Violin in C major
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No 8
SCHUBERT String Quintet D 956
Brodsky Quartet return to WMC with cellist Laura Van Der Heijden for a performance of Schubert’ String Quintet in C which reigns supreme as one of the most searching and popular chamber music works ever written. Schubert’s ground-breaking use of two cellos (instead of the more usual two violas) results in a work that is unique in terms of both its sound world and instrumentation. The programme opens with violist Paul Cassidy’s arrangement of Bach’s seminal solo violin sonata for string quartet which contrasts with Shostakovich’s personal and searching Quartet No. 8.
All you need is a computer, laptop, tablet or smart device that is connected to the internet to enjoy this stunning programme. A recording of the livestream will also be available to watch again from 12pm the following day for three days after the event.