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Monday 23 November 2009, 8:30pm
Peterhouse Theatre

FLORESTAN TRIO

Beethoven
Trio in G, Op. 1, no. 2
Haydn
Trio in C, Hob. XV/27
Mendelssohn
Trio in D minor, Op. 46

Florestan is one of the world's leading piano trios. The group stands in the great European tradition of chamber music playing which aims to make the expressive purpose of every detail understood, like the words in a sentence or paragraph - to make the music 'speak'. This approach was epitomised by the violinist Sandor Végh, by whom all three players were taught. In 2000 the Trio was honoured to receive Britain's Royal Philharmonic Society Award for chamber music - the first time this has been given to a piano trio.

Monday 26 October 2009, 8:30pm
Peterhouse Theatre

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC PIANO QUARTET

Mozart
Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 47
Brahms
Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, among the few permanent ensembles in this formation, has existed as a chamber-music association of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1985. Its comprehensive repertoire includes a number of significant compositions which are otherwise seldom heard in concert. Along with the Classical, Romantic and classic modern literature, the Philharmonic Piano Quartet consistently programmes music by contemporary composers, works which not infrequently are also dedicated to the ensemble.