BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Nicola Benedetti and Friends
15 March 2012 / 13:00
LSO St Luke’s
Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions)
subject to availability
Shostakovicharr Lev Atovmyan Five Pieces for two violins and piano Mahler Piano Quartet movement in A minor Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor Op 57
Nicola Benedetti violin Alexander Sitkovetsky violin Maxim Rysanov viola Leonard Elschenbroich cello Alexei Grynyuk piano
Rostislav Dubinsky, the original first violinist of the Borodin Quartet, who Shostakovich consulted on his string compositions, recalled the impact of the Piano Quintet’s premiere as overshadowing ‘even such events as the football matches between the main teams’. Written whilst he was studying at the Vienna Conservatoire, the single surviving movement of Mahler’s Piano Quartet is Mahler’s only composition that is not a symphony or a song.