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Chamber Music @ Clonter
The Piatti Ensemble with Richard Waldock
Sat 25 Feb, 3pm

“… The Piatti demonstrate their acute sensitivity to mood and texture right from the first of Bridge’s Idylls… As with the other works on the programme, the Piatti play [the Turnage] with absolute authority and conviction. A most enterprising and rewarding programme.”

Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone

“They gave a delightfully soft-grained performance…”

Ivan Hewett, Aldeburgh Festival review, The Telegraph

“Piatti Quartet review: A young ensemble at its finest…this splendid young ensemble brought lyrical warmth and a gripping urgency.”

Barry Millington, The Evening Standard


Piano Quartet in G Minor, op.25 – Johannes Brahms

Trout Piano Quintet in A major, D667 – Franz Schubert

There is just over a week to go until the Piatti Ensemble come to Clonter. The second in this year’s offering of Chamber music following the adoption of the Former Holmes Chapel Music Society events.

Have a listen to this recording to give you a taste of what to expect.


To entice our classical crowd, here is a Quintet of facts about the Trout Quintet.

1) The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, by Franz Schubert.

2) The piano quintet was composed in 1819, when he was 22 years old; it was not published, however, until 1829, a year after his death.

3) The Trout Quintet got its name because the fourth movement is a set of variations on an earlier Schubert song called, funnily enough, The Trout. The song was originally a warning to young women against being ‘caught’ by ‘angling’ young men. But Schubert didn’t set the final lines of the poem, preferring to concentrate on evoking the image of the trout in water and the reaction to it being caught by a fisherman.

4) The Trout Quintet was composed in the summer of 1819 while Schubert was on holiday in Steyr in Austria with the baritone Johann Michael Vogl, his friend and a tireless promoter of his works.

5) The Trout Quintet is one of Schubert’s most popular compositions. In 2015 actor, writer and comedian Stephen Fry chose the Trout Quintet as his second disc to take away to the imaginary desert island on the Radio Four programme Desert Island Discs.

Ticket Pricing & Booking Information

Tickets £10.50, £16, £21, £26, FREE for 26-year-olds and under (ID may be required)

Group Discount (10% Discount) 10+

U3A Discount (10% Discount)

Doors Open 2pm

Performance Starts 3pm

Interval 30 minutes

Drink Arrangements – All drink consumed inside the premises must be purchased from the bar. These may be ordered in advance.


N.B. Table booking facilities close a week before the performance date. Pre-order drinks facilities close at 4pm the day before a performance.

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