Caroline Shaw's Blueprint (2016) opens the program before German pianist Frank-Immo Zichner joins Delgani for quintets from both sides of the Atlantic. Ernest Bloch's Piano Quintet No. 2, his last work, fills the ensemble with impulsive surges, yearning melodies, and rolling waves of unease. The piece was written at Agate Beach on the Oregon Coast where the composer spent the last 18 years of his life. Dvorák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 brims with romantic passion and showcases the composer's Bohemian roots in the dumka and furiant middle movements.
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