|JCWT Mozart||Oboe Quartet in F, K370|
|Claude Debussy||Quartet in G minor, Op. 10|
|Elizabeth Maconchy||Quintet for Oboe & Strings|
|Felix Mendelssohn||String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80|
|Jessie Ann Richardson||cello|
Elizabeth Maconchy’s thirteen string quartets represent an unparalleled 20th-century contribution to chamber music for strings.
Following the memorable performance of her fourth quartet in the 2017 LCMS series, this concert illustrates Maconchy’s sensitivity for wind writing too, as Emily Pailthorpe’s solo oboe joins the Piatti Quartet in a rare performance of the Oboe Quintet from 1932.
The taut and dramatic style of the quintet is contrasted with music by Mozart and Debussy, and the concert ends with Mendelssohn’s passionate string quartet in F minor.