Boris Giltburg and the Pavel Haas play Brahms

We had tickets for the Sunday morning Wigmore Hall concert with the Pavel Haas Quartet playing Smetana and Janacek, our first post-Covid occasion to see them play live.

But, so it turned out, there were no trains from Cambridge North that morning. Which was, shall we say, massively disappointing.

Consolation: three of the Quartet played again at Wigmore Hall on Monday night too, joining Boris Giltburg to play the first two of Brahms’s Piano Quartets, and that concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. You can listen here for another month.

I’m not (yet) bowled over by the second quartet — the piece, not the performance. But the first quartet (after the interval) is terrific and the playing everything you’d expect and more. Listen from 1.17 into the concert. Wonderful!

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