Kristian Bezuidenhout fortepiano – Lorenza Borrani violin – Maia Cabeza violin – Simone Jandl viola – Luise Buchberger cello – Nicola Boud clarinet
Studien für den Pedal-Flügel : 6 pieces in canonic form, op. 56 Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet no. 3, op. 60 Johannes Brahms
Märchenerzählungen, op. 132 Robert Schumann
Piano quintet, op. 44 Robert Schumann
For his first performance at BOZAR as a ‘portrait artist’, the South African fortepiano player Kristian Bezuidenhout is backed by a number of outstanding musicians, such as Lorena Borrani, Simone Jandl and Nicola Boud. Together they will offer you a taste of the chamber music of two German grandmasters: Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann. Brahms’ Third Piano Quartet is joined by Schumann’s Studien für den Pedal-Flügel which shows a strong affinity with Johann Sebastian Bach and his Piano Quintet: possibly the first romantic highlight in this genre. They will close with Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen for the unusual combination of clarinet, alto violin and pianoforte.