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Sat, Mar 27


Online Premiere

Schumann's Piano Quintet: At the Heart of Genius

Take a deep dive into the first and perhaps best quintet scored for piano and string quartet. Join Artistic Director Marya Martin as she discusses the work with fellow musicians Amy Schwartz Moretti and Michael Brown, and then see a full performance of one of the repertoire's most beloved works.

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Schumann's Piano Quintet: At the Heart of Genius
Schumann's Piano Quintet: At the Heart of Genius

Time & Location

Mar 27, 2021, 5:00 PM

Online Premiere

About the Event

In a frenzy of creativity, Robert Schumann wrote the majority of his major chamber works in a single year, 1842, otherwise known as the "year of chamber music." Not only did he compose his three string quartets, that year saw the creation of his beloved piano quartet and piano quintet. The quintet was groundbreaking not just for its unique and inspiring creativity, but because of its combination of instruments, namely a piano and string quartet. Not only was it a great success in its own right, but the work inspired many great composers to use this formation, including Brahms, Dvořák, Fauré, Shostakovich, and more. 

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Artistic Director Marya Martin is joined by violinist Amy Schwarz Moretti and pianist Michael Brown to discuss Schumann's famous quintet. Both are featured in the performance presented here. 


Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin I

Benjamin Baker, violin II

Matthew Lipman, viola

Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Michael Brown, piano

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