Wed 4/17, 9:00am Geneva Music Festival presents Faure's Piano Quartet in c minor
The Geneva Music Festival is making its debut on Performance Rochester, but it isn't the first time on our airwaves; the GMF has made two previous appearances on Backstage Pass. In 2011, violinist Geoffrey Herd brought together a group of friends to "entertain, inspire, and nurture a lifelong appreciation of classical music throughout the community" of Geneva, his hometown, and surrounding towns. Needless to say, Geoffrey has brilliant friends, and they have been packing houses from the start.
This is the second of two appearances; both were drawn from "A Transfigured Night," the second concert of the 2018 season. Violinist Jinjoo Cho, violist Eric Wong, and cellist Max Geissler were joined by pianist Hyun Soo Kim to play the Piano Quartet No. 1 by Gabriel Faure, a piece written when Faure was energetically wooing Pauline Viardot's daughter, Marianne. While the relationship ultimately crumbled, the piece lives on, at times heartfelt, but also with moments of great joy and humor.
Listen to the second movement (Scherzo, Allegro vivo) of the Faure.