German piano quartet founded in 1995. Quartet-in-Residence at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule. Extensive discography has won Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, among others.
Fauré QuartettOct. 24, 2010
Erika Geldsetzer - violin                Konstantin Heidrich - cello
Sascha Frömbling - viola                 Dirk Mommertz - piano

Founded in 1995 at the Karlsruhe conservatory of music, the Quartett chose the name of the composer Gabriel Fauré out of affection for his two piano quartets. Now considered a leading European ensemble, winner of among others, the Preis des Deutschen Musikwettbewerbes and the Parkhouse Award, it performs in such venues as Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and appears regularly at renowned festivals such as the Martha Argerich Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, as well as touring in Europe, Asia, Mexico and North and South America. Quartet-in-Residence at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule, it was the first ensemble to be awarded this distinction in 30 years, and the first piano quartet ever to receive this honour. The quartet has an extensive discography on the DG and Ars Musici labels, which has won many prizes, including a Schallplattenpreis and an ECHO Klassik for its recording of the Brahms piano quartets.

LMMC return engagement.

PROGRAMME:

KIRCHNER             Echo und Narziss, Poème für Klavierquartett
                                         Psyche und Eros
                                         Intermezzo amoroso
                                         Tempestuoso
   
MENDELSSOHN      Piano Quartet in F minor, Opus 2
                                         Allegro molto
                                         Adagio
                                         Intermezzo: Allegro moderato
                                         Allegro molto vivace

SCHUMANN             Piano Quartet in E flat major, Opus 47
                                         Sostenuto assai - Allegro
                                         Scherzo: Molto vivace - Trio I & II
                                         Andante cantabile
                                         Finale: Vivace

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