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Piano Quintet

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Piano Quintet


  • Instrumentation: piano quintet
  • Edition: score and parts
  • Order No.: ED 14012

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description
I've been waiting to write a piano quintet for a long time. As a pianist who feels most at home performing chamber music, this is the medium I enjoy most of all. When CMS Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall commissioned me to write a new piece, I jumped at the chance to write a quintet. The first movement is the most substantial of the three. Its opening is rhythmically unsettled with a sense of urgency; but this mood soon makes way for calmer, more lyrical music. The opening material, with its impatiently cascading piano writing has to wait until later to be fully developed. The second movement begins serenely, with the first violin singing its melody against a gently moving piano accompaniment. Although the music reaches some powerful climaxes, the prevailing mood here is one of quiet sadness. The third movement is again fast, but here the pianist's rapid figuration is more lightly acrobatic than in it had been in the first, at the outset, at least. The three movements together run for approximately twenty minutes. - Huw Watkins
Details
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall, with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation; and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3799-0
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 842819100430
Year of composition: 2017-2018
instrumentation: pno-2vln.vla.vc
Performances
2019-02-23 | Madison, NJ (United States of America), Dorothy Young Center — 15:00
2019-02-22 | New York, NY (United States of America), Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center — 19:30 | national Premiere
2018-04-10 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall — 19:30 | World Premiere
I've been waiting to write a piano quintet for a long time. As a pianist who feels most at home performing chamber music, this is the medium I enjoy most of all. When CMS Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall commissioned me to write a new piece, I jumped at the chance to write a quintet. The first movement is the most substantial of the three. Its opening is rhythmically unsettled with a sense of urgency; but this mood soon makes way for calmer, more lyrical music. The opening material, with its impatiently cascading piano writing has to wait until later to be fully developed. The second movement begins serenely, with the first violin singing its melody against a gently moving piano accompaniment. Although the music reaches some powerful climaxes, the prevailing mood here is one of quiet sadness. The third movement is again fast, but here the pianist's rapid figuration is more lightly acrobatic than in it had been in the first, at the outset, at least. The three movements together run for approximately twenty minutes. - Huw Watkins
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall, with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation; and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3799-0
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 842819100430
Year of composition: 2017-2018
instrumentation: pno-2vln.vla.vc
2019-02-23 | Madison, NJ (United States of America), Dorothy Young Center — 15:00
2019-02-22 | New York, NY (United States of America), Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center — 19:30 | national Premiere
2018-04-10 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall — 19:30 | World Premiere