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Marc-André Hamelin, Dvořák and Ornstein

 01 April 2014 at 7.30pm 

Marc-André Hamelin, Dvořák and Ornstein

Wigmore Hall, London
36 Wigmore St, London W1
United Kingdom

Marc-André Hamelin

Pacifica Quartet

Composer-pianists, once the norm, occupy a small but remarkable minority today. Marc-André Hamelin’s growing catalogue of compositions includes works for solo piano and a dark-hued set of nineteen variations for piano quintet. His Passacaglia serves as the ideal companion to Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Op. 81, recognised among the genre’s masterworks.

The Pacifica Quartet and Hamelin turn to Leo Ornstein’s enchanting Piano Quintet of 1927, a monumental work brimming with scintillating energy, strong echoes of Jewish cantorial chant and vivid emotions.

Marc-André Hamelin : Passacaglia for piano quintet
Antonin Dvorak : Piano Quintet in A Op. 81
Leo Ornstein : Piano Quintet

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