DSQ and David Breitman: Schumann's Piano Quintet
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York, NY 10023, USA
String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 4 Norbert Burgmüller (1810 – 1836)
Piano Quintet in Eb major, Op. 44Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)with David Breitman, fortepiano
In 1836, German composer and pianist Norbert Burgmüller died at the age of 26. Robert Schumann, who had been born in the same year as Burgmüller, wrote of his recently deceased colleague: "Since the early death of Schubert, nothing more deplorable has happened than [the early death] of Burgmüller." Diderot String Quartet celebrates the friendship of Schumann and Burgmüller with a program that features both composers' first-published chamber works: Burgmüller's String Quartet no. 1 in D minor, op. 4, and Schumann's Piano Quintet in Eb major, op. 44. For the Schumann,Diderot String Quartet is joined by renowned fortepianist David Breitman.
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