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Austrian brothers

Mozart - Piano Quartet in E flat major, K493 
Webern - Langsammer Satz for string quartet
Mahler - Piano Quartet in A minor

Arvo Pärt - “Fratres” for string quartet
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581

Goldner String Quartet
Jack Liebeck - violin
Alexandra Raikhlina - violin
Mathieu Herzog - viola
Trish O’Brien - cello
Thomas Carroll - cello
Paul Dean - clarinet
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro - piano

Sandwiched between two masterworks by Mozart, we have pieces by composers who all particularly admired their great predecessor: Webern expressed enthusiasm for both Beethoven and Mozart, although his own music, following his teacher Schoenberg, went in very different directions; Mahler, whose composition was a sideline to his main career, conducting, was particularly associated with Mozart’s music; Arvo Pärt wrote a beautiful homage to both Mozart and the late Oleg Kagan with his Mozart-Adagio. While the Clarinet Quintet is an old favourite at the Festival, the E flat major Piano Quartet receives its first outing.