Viennese Classics by Candlelight
Primrose Piano Quartet
St Mildred's Church, Tenterden
Saturday 5th May 2018, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
- Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478
- Beethoven String Trio Op.9 No.2 in D Major
- Schubert Piano Quintet in A major D667, “The Trout”
The Primrose Piano Quartet was formed in 2004 by pianist John Thwaites and three of the UK's most renowned chamber musicians. It is named after the great Scottish violist, William Primrose, who himself played in the Festival Piano Quartet. Alongside their performances of the major repertoire, the Primrose Quartet have researched widely the forgotten legacy of 20th century English composers, and have revived a number of remarkable and unjustly neglected piano quartets. Their award-winning recordings feature works by Dunhill, Hurlstone, Quilter, Bax, Scott, Alwyn, Howells and Frank Bridge. Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies wrote his Piano Quartet for the Primrose in 2008; this twenty-minute piece premièred at the Cheltenham Festival has proved very appealing, and was recorded in 2009 for the Meridian label.
Tickets £17.50 (students £5) are available online, Webb's Ironmongers, High Street, Tenterden, or at the door on the day. All proceeds to go to The Friend's of St Mildred's for the restoration of our beautiful medieval building which stands in the heart of the town.
Friends of St Mildred's Church