Prince Louis Ferdinand of Hohenzollern, a Prussian commander killed in the Napoleonic wars, was the dedicatee of Beethoven's third piano concerto. A fine composer and performer, the KPQ will present one of his few published works from 1806, Andante with Variations Op 4.
His only surviving piece of instrumental chamber music, Mahler's Piano Quartet in A minor was likely intended as the first movement of a larger work. First performed in 1876 but rejected for publication, the manuscript languished until its discovery by Mahler's widow in the 1960s.
Composed in 1889 at the request of his publisher, Dvorak's Second Piano Quartet in E flat major Op 87 is a model of the four movement classical structure. Like his mentor Brahms, Dvorak masters the classical techniques of composition as a vehicle for his unique creative voice.
Join us on Sunday 8th of April, 2pm at The Farrall Centre in The Friends' School for this compelling programme.