Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat major, K 493
Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
Arisa Fujita - violin
Nic Hughes- viola
Ben Tarlton - cello
Serene Koh - piano
Admission Free - retiring collection in aid of the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust which provides training and support for young players.
Refreshments available before the performance and during the interval.
The quartet by Mozart, who practically invented the medium, was originally rejected by the publisher as 'uncommercial and too challenging'. Now it appears as a superbly balanced three-movement composition, and a work of genius.
Almost a century later, Fauré followed in Mozart's footsteps to write one of the loveliest piano quartets of all time. His first piano quartet, despite being in a minor key, is predominantly positive in tone, though the Adagio hints at the emotional turmoil in Fauré’s personal life.