Ensemble 4.1 was founded in Germany in 2013 by four leading orchestral wind players and pianist Thomas Hoppe to perform quintets for piano and wind instruments alongside pieces for smaller combinations. The first half of this concert is devoted to chamber works by Francis Poulenc, whose music for wind instruments is some of the most delightful of the 20th century. The final work on the program is a rarity: the 1919 Quintet for Piano and Wind by the great pianist Walter Gieseking.
Date and time: 4 p.m. October 15, 2017
Location: Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC
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