Vilnius String Quartet shares the stage with its faithful colleague and partner, pianist Golda Vainberg-Tatz. Robert Schumann’s dictum “Brain errs, but feelings – never!” served as motto for many a romanticist composer. Chamber music opuses were Brahms’ most favourite genre throughout his life. The composer wrote three piano quartets. Featured on tonight’s programme, his First Piano Quartet abounds with thematic variety, romantic imagery and rich mood palette spanning from tragic pathetics and distressing anxiety to joyous Hungarian (Gypsy) intonations. The Quartet was premiered in Budapest in 1867 with the composer at the piano.