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|Haydn||String Quartet in C, Op. 54 No. 2, Hob. III:57|
|Mendelssohn||String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80|
|Elgar||Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84|
Autumn 2018 marks the centenary of Elgar’s Piano Quintet, which provides the culmination of this varied concert from Allegri Quartet. Before it comes Mendelssohn’s passionate and stormy F minor Quartet – the last work he completed before his death in 1847. The concert begins with Haydn’s beautiful C major Quartet from the Op. 54 set, a bright and sunny opening movement followed by one of the most passionate and intense slow movements he ever composed.