Grieg: Quartet in Gm, Op. 27
Tchaikovsky: Dumka in Cm, Op. 59
Brahms: Piano Quartet in Cm, Op. 60
Once, Tchaikovsky unexpectedly found himself in the company of Brahms, whom he thought he detested. In fact, he discovered that he liked the man, even if he couldn’t bear his music. Awkwardly, he was asked what he thought of Brahms’ new trio but was saved from embarrassment when the door opened and in came Mr and Mrs Edvard Grieg. They brought such bonhomie into the room with them that all the musicians got on like a house on fire. This programme brings them together again, performed by both of our resident quartets and pianist Boris Giltburg.