The piano quintets of Grażyna Bacewicz and Johannes Brahms will fill the programme of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra chamber concert, which will take place on March 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice.
In Grażyna Bacewicz's catalog of works, there are two piano quintets: from 1952 and 1965. The first one belongs to the neoclassical period, in which the composer referred to traditional forms, folk stylizations, expressive themes, transparent texture, and clear narrative. Less known is the Second Piano Quintet, commissioned by Władysław Szpilman for the Warsaw Quintet. Its texture and form is more complex, harmonic language is more radicalised, and it pertains to the sonoristic style. Piano Quintet in F minor by Johannes Brahms was created on the basis of Sonata for two pianos (op. 34b). Brahms probably wrote it for Klara Schumann as a future performer. It is one of the most popular piano quintets in the history of this genre.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Information on tickets at: http://www.nospr.org.pl/pl/koncerty/1335/nospr-kameralnie