The Brodsky Quartet and Martin Roscoe have teamed up to release ‘Elgar’, their first CD together, which will be released on Friday 3rd May. This CD, released on the Chandos label, features the string quartet and piano quintet which were both first performed 100 years ago. Click HERE for the pre-order link.
On 2nd May both artists will be giving a special performance at Malvern Concert Club, which was founded by Sir Edward Elgar. The concert will feature the Quartet, the Quintet but also the Violin Sonata which were all written in 1918.
The Quartet and Quintet were premièred at Wigmore Hall in May 1919; the Sonata was also performed in the same concert, though had been publicly played earlier in the year. Elgar dedicated the Quartet to the original Brodsky Quartet, in honour of the promise he had made in 1900 to write a work for it. By 1919 its members were aged around 70, and therefore the première was given by a quartet led by Albert Sammons.
The concert in Malvern will be the last concert that Daniel Rowland will give with the Brodsky Quartet, so it will be a very special concert all round.
For those not able to attend the concert in Malvern, the concert will be recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 7th May.