Elgar’s piano quintet is one of three works completed during the summer of 1918 (the other works being the string quartet and the violin sonata), while he was staying at Brinkwells in Sussex, a country cottage rented by the Elgar family, and is dedicated to Ernest Newman, music critic of The Guardian. Simon Callaghan joins the Fitzwilliam Quartet for this performance, which will also include Haydn’s ‘Frog’ quartet, and Beethoven's masterpiece, his ‘Serioso’ quartet.
Haydn | String Quartet in E-flat major 'The Joke' Op.33 No.2Beethoven | String Quartet No. 11 in F minor 'Serioso' Op.95Elgar | Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84
Lucy Russell (violin)Marcus Barcham Stevens (violin)Alan George (viola)Sally Pendlebury (cello)Simon Callaghan (piano)