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Adam Summer Celebration: A Bounty of Brahms

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A Bounty of Brahms

We are delighted to present an entire evening of Brahms chamber music – from the loving spirit of the E flat viola sonata, to the movement Brahms contributed as part of the collaborative “Frei Aber Einsam” (“free but lonely”) sonata, which Schumann organised as a tribute to violinist Joseph Joachim, who famously lived by that motto.

Brahms’ “Four Serious Songs” with biblical texts were completed on his last birthday as he anticipated the death of his lifelong friend Clara Schumann. This stunning evening concert will be rounded off with the sunny lyricism of the A major piano quartet with its glorious slow movement and hints of Hungarian colours.


Johannes Brahms – Viola Sonata in E Flat Major
Gillian Ansell (viola), Michael Endres (piano)

Johannes Brahms – Scherzo in C minor
Amalia Hall (violin), Somi Kim (piano)

Johannes Brahms – Four Serious Songs
William King (baritone), Richard Mapp (piano)

Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet in A Major
Amalia Hall (violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Ashley Brown (cello), Somi Kim (piano)


Friday 5th February 7:30pm

Tickets: $60

NCMA – Auditorium

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5 February, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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