Cycle
The world of César Franck (1822-90)

A masterpiece and an unknown work

Concert
Composed seven years apart (Franck in 1879, Strohl in 1886), the two piano quintets in this concert‚Äôs programme have had quite dissimilar fates. Franck‚Äôs Quintet was premiered confidentially at the Soci√©t√© Nationale de Musique in January 1880 (with Camille Saint-Sa√ęns at the piano), but over the years it established itself as its composer‚Äôs major work ‚Äď a manifesto of cyclical form and a demonstration of musical architecture. The Grande Fantaisie-Quintette by the young Rita Strohl has never been published and probably never even played in public. Between an undisputed masterpiece and an absolute rarity, the evening promises some unprecedented emotions for the audience.

Dates

Sun 3 April 2022
17.00
Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice

Performers

Isma√ęl Margain piano
QUATUOR HANSON

Programme

Piano Quintets by FRANCK and STROHL