Piano Trio in C minorSchubert
Piano Quintet 'Trout'Shostakovich
Piano QuintetPieter Schoeman
double bassRustem Hayroudinoff
Acclaimed pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff joins principal string players of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in three classics of the chamber music repertoire. Brahms’s C minor Trio is dramatic and sonorous, anticipating the Double Concerto of the following year. Schubert’s Trout Quintet – so-called because it includes a set of variations on the composer’s well-known song of that name – is a work of holiday relaxation, full of the joy of music-making in friendly company. Shostakovich’s 1940 Piano Quintet is one of his chamber music masterpieces, moving from the intensity of its opening Prelude and Fugue, by way of a brittle Scherzo and a cool Intermezzo with a passionate climax, to a more relaxed Finale.