Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A K.581
Dave Pagett clarinet
Paul Israel piano
Pre-concert talk with David Bednall at 6.45pm
Exploring music for five musicians, this programme contrasts Dvořák’s iridescent Piano Quintet with Mozart’s sublimely beautiful Clarinet Quintet, one of the most well-loved works in the chamber music repertoire. The work has been celebrated through the centuries for its exquisitely-crafted melodic lines.
In his expressive Second Piano Quintet, Dvořák creates a dazzling array of colour and texture through his imaginative scoring of the ensemble, combined with passages of pure beauty.