Romantic Piano Quintets

Sunday, January 28 @ 3:30pm

The 25th anniversary season of West Coast Chamber Music will be spectacularly opened by two magnificent piano quintets from the romantic era. Robert Schumann partnered the piano with a string quartet in his monumental and exuberant Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44 , pioneering this combination of instruments as a new chamber music form. This piece is sensationally paired with Ernst von Dohnanyi’s Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op.1, a piece of great brilliance and lush splendor.