The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale and Malachy Robinson | The Trout Tour

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Updated: December 2nd, 2019

Classical Links presents

The Vanbrugh Quartet

with Michael McHale (piano) & Malachy Robinson (double bass)

The Trout Tour

Belltable | Saturday, 25th January | 8pm | €17/€15

The Vanbrugh welcome regular guests Michael McHale and Malachy Robinson for performances of two of the finest works in the chamber music repertoire. Brahms’ turbulent and dramatic C minor piano quartet tells the tale of Brahms’ love for Clara Schumann in one of the most powerful expressions of musical romanticism. The second part of the concert brings complete contrast with Schubert’s Trout Quintet, a perennial favourite amongst both musicians and audiences for its elegance, charm and beauty.

Programme

Brahms:           Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 60

Schubert:         Piano Quintet in A major, D 667  “The Trout”

The Vanbrugh (violinist Keith Pascoe, violist Simon Aspell and cellist Christoper Marwood) welcome regular guests pianist Michael McHale and double-bassist Malachy Robinson for performances of two of the finest works in the chamber music repertoire.  Brahms’ turbulent and dramatic C minor piano quartet tells the tale of Brahms’ love for Clara Schumann in one of the most powerful expressions of musical romanticism. The second part of the concert brings complete contrast with Schubert’s Trout Quintet, a perennial favourite amongst both musicians and audiences for its elegance, charm and beauty.

The Vanbrugh has emerged as a legacy of the Vanbrugh Quartet, resident quartet to RTE from 1986 to 2013 and Artists in Residence at University College, Cork from 1990 until the retirement of violinist Gregory Ellis in 2017. The Quartet gave nearly 2000 concerts around Ireland and enjoyed a successful international career. The Vanbrugh is building an equally strong reputation for its performances of the piano quartet and other chamber music repertoire.

Belfast-born Michael McHale has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.  Malachy Robinson is Ireland’s most sought after and versatile double bassist, performing with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Crash Ensemble and many other ensembles.

This concert is part of a seven-venue tour funded by the Arts Council and the National String Quartet Foundation.

 


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