Piano Quintet No 2
by Zemlinsky Quartet on November 4, 2015
Mr. Mndoyants writes: “Piano Quintet No. 2 was written at the request of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music in 2015. The work is a composition of one movement, which lasts about twelve minutes. It opens with a slow introduction of somber and mysterious character. This introduces the main motifs of the work.
“The work’s main section is written in sonata form. The main theme is agitated and impetuous; the second theme has a more fantastic, fanciful character and uses highly colored sound effects. The development of these themes leads to an important climax that ends abruptly in a sustained B-flat. A slow meditative section begins on this B-flat to create contrast; fragments of the previous themes are recollected. The music of the introduction returns in the coda, but it has become more tragic through the addition of severe piano chords in a lower register.”
Sponsored by: Dan Leach, in memory of his parents, Marion and Audra Leach.