Franz Schubert (arr. Elliot Vaughan) | Der Tod und das Mädchen for string quartet
Franz Schubert | String Quartet No 14 in D minor, D 810 'Death and the Maiden'
Robert Schumann (arr. Elliot Vaughan) | Du bist wie eine Blume for string quartet and piano
Robert Schumann | Piano Quintet in E flat major Op 44
Exploring dramatic shifts and colour contrasts, this programme celebrates the lyricism of Schubert and Schumann with two cornerstones of chamber music repertoire. Using patterns of the dark and powerful contrasted with Schubert’s natural instinct for melody and song, ‘Death and the Maiden’ is a masterwork among string quartets.
This work is paired with Schumann’s delightful, exuberant, and quintessentially romantic Piano Quintet which is widely considered as one of Schumann’s finest compositions and a major work of nineteenth-century chamber music.
Chinese New Zealander Tony Chen Lin returns from Hungary to join Belgium-based string ensemble Sonoro and Aotearoa’s Lara Hall as first violin.