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This show closed on April 21, 2020

About Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane

Australia's most recognised and beloved pianist, Piers Lane, joins his dear friends the Goldner String Quartet in a national tour that marks the quartet's 25 years of musical brilliance. This quintessence of musical royalty plays with unprecedented cohesion and authority, drawn

from decades of recordings and performances together.

The Goldners add a new chapter to their storied history of premiering Australian quartets, with a fresh work from Jakub Jankowski. Korngold’s expertise with vocal lines is exquisitely applied to his op 15 piano quintet: its expansive slow movement is based on one of his ‘Songs of Farewell’. Friends praised Brahms’ famous op 34 quintet as 'beautiful beyond words'. Program Two features Elgar’s Quintet, a rare chance to hear his piano-writing. Composed just after the Great War, he acknowledged its nostalgic, retro quality: ‘It is full of golden sounds and I like it. But you must not expect anything violently chromatic or Cubist.’ Dvorˇák’s popular ‘American’ Quartet blends New World birdsong with Old World melody.

Dene Olding Violin

Dimity Hall Violin

Irina Morozova Viola

Julian Smiles Cello

Piers Lane Piano

PROGRAM 1: Melbourne Weekday

KORNGOLD Piano Quintet in E major, op 15

JANKOWSKI String Quartet no 1 World Premiere*

BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, op 34

PROGRAM 2: Melbourne Weekend

DVOŘÁK String Quartet no 12 in F major, op 96 ‘American’

ELGAR Piano Quintet in A minor, op 84

Run Time

1hr 43min (no interval)

Start Date

End Date

Melbourne Recital Centre

31 Sturt Street, Melbourne, VIC 3006

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