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Silver-Garburg Duo and Festival players

Silver-Garburg Duo
Jack Liebeck- violin
Alexandra Raikhlina - violin
Simon Oswell – viola
Thomas Carroll - Cello

Mendelssohn: Octet Op. 20 – arr. for four hands at piano and string quartet

Interval

Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major,  D617, for four hands at piano       
Schubert: Fantasie in D minor, D940, for four hands at piano 

             
Schubert wrote some of the greatest music for four hands at piano. Tonight we hear two excellent examples. The Mendelssohn Octet is a perennial favourite and has been heard at the Festival before – but never in this arrangement, for string quartet and four hands at piano.