"The Fauré Quartett members proved just as successful in Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, a much better-known quantity. Again, the musicians brought both strength and refined lyricism to the work, as with the vivacious lilt to the Intermezzo and a charming insouciance to the movement’s coda."


- Chicago Classical Review

 


Venue

Seligman Performing Arts Center
22305 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills
 

PROGRAM

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493
Three Pop Songs (2009) after Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan, Polarkreis 18
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

PRE-CONCERT EVENT

6:45pm, Free to ticket-holders.
Details TBA

This concert is co-sponsored by


Widely regarded as the world’s premier piano quartet, the Fauré Quartett’s members met while studying in Karlsruhe for the 150th anniversary of Gabriel Fauré’s birth in 1995. In 2006, they were signed to a recording contract by Deutsche Grammophon, raising them to the pinnacle of the classic music world. They have made highly regarded, benchmark recordings of works by Mozart, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. In 2010, the Fauré received the ECHO Classic award for their album “Classic Beyond Borders.” Their 2008 recording of Brahms’ piano quartets was named Chamber Music Recording of the Year. 

In addition to their acclaimed performances of the standard repertoire, the Fauré Quartett has been visionary in their approach and their experiments, from collaborations with big bands and popular artists to appearances in clubs throughout Europe and the U.S. to recordings such as their 2009 album “Popsongs,”  which includes three of the selections on their concert program -- by Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan and Polarkreis 18.