Sheffield's resident chamber musicians, Ensemble 360, present:
MOZART Oboe Quartet in F K.370
POULENC Élégie for horn and piano ‘in memory of Dennis Brain’
MESSIAEN Le Merle noir for flute and piano
CARMEN HO WORLD PREMIERE New work for String Quartet commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society*
BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34
The wind players’ chance to shine! This evening opens with Mozart’s enchanting writing for oboe quartet followed by Poulenc’s tribute to a brilliant horn player and Messiaen’s mesmerising representation of the song of the blackbird. The first half ends with a new string quartet written especially for Ensemble 360 by Carmen Ho, winner of a Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize. The second half is devoted to Brahms’s glorious Piano Quintet, regarded as one of the finest works of Romantic chamber music.
A Music in the Round performance, part of Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.