Mahler miniature a 10-minute chamber-music effusion of sound and emotion
The Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra invited the Toronto Mahler Society out to join its regular audience at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre last night for the first of its Five Small Concerts, thanks to the presence of two Mahler's attempt at a Piano Quartet, in A minor, which was tidied up and finished by Alfred Schnittke in 1988.
I popped in to hear this piece, which I had never heard before. It turned out to be a quite the little musical drama in miniature.
Here it is, interpreted by Bulgaria's Quarto Quartet in live performance last year: