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It’s 1862. A 29-year-old stout gentlemen steps onto stage with three colleagues. He sits at the grand piano and magic happens. It’s the first time Brahms’ piano quartet has been heard and it’s being played by the composer himself. The work was, and remains, one of his most popular works.
157 years later, Ensemble 360 perform this, alongside quartet’s by Brahms’s contemporaries, Strauss and Mahler. Tim Horton piano; Benjamin Nabarro violin; Ruth Gibson viola; Gemma Rosefield cello
MAHLER Piano Quartet in A minor
STRAUSS Piano Quartet in C minor
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in A