James Chan to partake of eternity
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor Op 23
Johannes Brahms (orch Arnold Schoenberg) Piano Quartet in G minor Op 25
Thomas Søndergård, Rebecca Tong conductors
Maksim Kinasov piano
For its end of year concert, the RNCM Symphony Orchestra will perform Schoenberg’s radical re-working of Brahms’ Piano Quartet Op 25.
Schoenberg was a big fan of Brahms, and greatly admired his Piano Quartet, yet he had some reservations about its scoring. He subjected it to the full symphonic treatment and the LA Philharmonic premiered the vivid re-creation in 1938, with conductor Otto Klemperer declaring: ‘You can’t even hear the original quartet, so beautiful is the arrangement.’
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.