Two classical piano quintets, one in homage to the other, share the programme with works by French composers, writing much later, and and with fewer constraints of form. Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite takes the best, most evocative, moments from his ballet, and Poulenc’s Sextet is full of fun.
Mozart – Quintet for piano and winds in E-flat major, K. 452
Ravel – Mother Goose Suite (arr. Nissen)
Beethoven – Quintet for piano and winds in E-flat major, Op. 16
Poulenc – Sextet for piano and winds.
Total Time: 80 minutes, 6 players.