9: MEETINGS WITH GREAT COMPOSERS I: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky & Brahms

June 28th, 2024 - 7:00 pm @ Crail Parish Church

9: MEETINGS WITH GREAT COMPOSERS I: Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky & Brahms

Rachmaninov: Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3, Nos 2 & 3
Tchaikovsky: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 30
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A, Op. 26

Boris Giltburg, piano
Pavel Haas Quartet

Throughout this ENF we have concerts inspired by meetings, links or friendships of great composers. Here Tchaikovsky is the link. Boris Giltburg plays music Tchaikovsky particularly admired by his protégé Rachmaninov, then joins the Pavel Hass Quartet in a wonderful piece by a man whose music he simply could not abide: Brahms. As a critic he did not hold back – ‘[Brahms] is content to just keep on milling the wind with musical ideas that everyone has long since grown tired of’. We beg to differ, and the Op. 26 Quartet makes a magnificent and spirited foil for Tchaikovsky’s own final string quartet, a dramatic, heroic piece.

Enjoy more Meetings with Great Composers on Saturday 29 June:

2.30pm Meetings with Great Composers II: Reicha & Beethoven
6.30pm Meetings with Great Composers III: Grieg, Tchaikovsky & Brahms

Crail Parish Church

5 Marketgate S, Crail KY10 3TH

Date: June 28th, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Price: £30 / £20 (£5 for 7–17s)

Duration: 115 mins including interval