Enescu: Neglected Genius, a Concert by Schubert Ensemble
The Schubert Ensemble has always had a passion for championing neglected works of the past that deserve a wider hearing. In the last few years they have been focussing on the works of George Enescu and are currently working on their second Enescu CD for Chandos Records. A prodigiously talented violinist, pianist and conductor and one of the great musical geniuses of the 20th century, Enescu saw himself primarily as a composer
Schubert Ensemble is invited at the 2013 edition of the Enescu Festival, within Enescu and his contemporaries Series, on the 28th of September.
This concert offers the chance to hear Enescu’s ravishing First Piano Quartet (1909) played by an Ensemble that has taken this composer to their hearts. It is a late romantic masterpiece of brilliantly colourful and virtuosic writing that takes the piano quartet medium to its limits.
The performance also features the darkly passionate Second Piano Quartet by Gabriel Fauré, one of Enescu’s most important teachers.
The Schubert Ensemble are: Simon Blendis, violin; Douglas Paterson, viola; Jane Salmon, cello and William Howard, piano.
When: Fri 8 March 2013, 7.30pm; at 6.30pm the members of the Schubert Ensemble give players’ perspective on Enescu’s extraordinary First Piano Quartet (free event)
Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Romanian Cultural Institute Ticket Offer - 30% Off tickets* for this concert
To take advantage of this offer click login/register on the Kings Place homepage www.kingsplace.co.uk and enter Promo Code: enescu – before selecting your seats. Alternatively call the Box Office on 020 7520 1490 quoting ‘Enescu Offer’
*Excludes Saver Seats