The Chineke! Chamber Ensemble are excited to perform at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for a lunchtime concert of quintets by Coleridge-Taylor and Schubert, displaying the astonishing maturity and virtuosity of the young composers.
Premiered in 1893, Coleridge-Taylor's charismatic four-movement quintet was written at the age of eighteen. The influence of his favourite composer, Dvorak, as well as Schubert, is evident in the inventive, melodic lines and rich tone colour of this Post-Romantic piece, demonstrating a remarkable self-assurance for one so young.
This is complimented by Schubert's innovative Trout Quintet composed in 1819 when he was just 22 years' old. The fourth movement features variations on his earlier Lied, Die Forelle and is scored for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass rather than the more usual piano and string quartet configuration.
Chineke! Chamber Ensemble
Coleridge-Taylor Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.1
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667