Grand Opening

Our special guests the Takács Quartet open the festival with one of Haydn’s sunniest quartets. Next, James Campbell (clarinet), Sergey Malov (viola), Izabella Simon (piano) present Schumann’s set of four fairy tales. Written late in his life, the works show his mastery of whimsy and emotion. Clara Schumann remarked in her diary, “Today Robert completed four pieces for piano, clarinet, and viola and was very happy about it. He thinks that this compilation will appear highly romantic”. And finally, the brilliant 18-year-old Dohnanyi’s first chamber music work, this piano quintet, performed by Dénes Várjon and the New Zealand String Quartet. This work launched Dohnanyi onto the international stage and earned Brahms’s comment, ‘I could not have done it better myself’.

Haydn – ‘Sunrise’ Quartet – Takács Quartet

Schumann – MärchenerzählungenJames Campbell (clarinet), Sergey Malov (viola), Izabella Simon (piano)

Dohnányi – Piano Quintet No 1 in C minor – Dénes Várjon, New Zealand String Quartet


Adam Chamber Music Festival

February 2
7:30 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts


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Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand
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