SCHUBERT String Quartet in E D.353
BERIO Sequenza IV for solo piano
MAHLER Piano Quartet in A minor
KORNGOLD Piano Quintet in E Op.15
Two wonderful and overlooked chamber works from composers whose reputations largely rest in music written for huge forces. Mahler’s early Quartet has great youthful charm, while Korngold’s Quintet not only displays the grand, sweeping scale of his later film music but also contains secret codes addressed to his fiancée. No wonder Mahler declared Korngold to be a ‘musical genius’!