[ Faculty Artist Performance ]

Beethoven and Shostakovich

Friday, July 20 •  8:00PM •  Music Shed

Three Marches for Piano Four Hands
Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, Op 16
Piano Quintet in g minor, Op 57

Beethoven and Shostakovich were musical titans from different centuries who both reinterpreted music from the past to make it their own. In Beethoven’s case we hear his wind quintet, which is a clear nod to Mozart’s quintet using the same instruments. Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet is much different in mood than the Beethoven, but the first two movements are a prelude and fugue, in an homage to Bach’s pieces. This quintet was spectacularly successful for Shostakovich. He received a 100,000 ruble prize for its composition—the largest prize ever paid for a piece of chamber music.

Frank Morelli  bassoon, Robert Blocker piano,  Peter Frankl  piano, Shanghai Quartet,
with Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Come Early for a Pre-Concert Conversation with Paul Berry
7:00PM •  Battell Recital Hall

Join us before the concert for an engaging and enlightening viewpoint on a musical topic related to this evening’s program.

Concert Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)