Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet close their tour together at New York’s Carnegie Hall this Friday, 27th April 2018.

The historically first collaboration between the ensemble and the pianist started with a tour of major European cities earlier this year and continued with performances in Chicago and Boston, with a program including the Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C minor and Dvořák’s Piano Quintet. The Boston Musical Intelligencer described the group’s performance last week “as good as it gets.”

Pianist Evgeny Kissin makes a rare foray into chamber music when he partners with the Emerson String Quartet. The serious tone, flashes of drama, and technically challenging roles Mozart assigns to each player makes his Piano Quartet in G Minor—the first notable work for this combination of instruments—a groundbreaking composition. Fauré’s quartet is high spirited with an abundance of lyricism, passion, and an especially robust role for the pianist. Striking melodies, vigorous rhythms, great depth of feeling, and hints of Czech folk music are the Dvořák trademarks present in his large-scaled quintet. (Carnegie Hall)

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