It’s autumn again, and a new season under the banner of the Malvern Concert Club will launch with a performance by the Frith Piano Quartet.

On offer will be works by Farrenc, Faure and Schubert, in a fascinating mix of the very famous and the not so well known.

But what is the history of the Quartet?

A spokesman said: “The Frith Piano Quartet was formed in 2001 by a group of like-minded musicians who wanted to explore the wealth of wonderful music written for the piano quartet medium.

“The group’s founder members included the pianist Benjamin Frith and cellist Richard Jenkinson, latterly joined by David Le Page and Robin Ireland, all distinguished soloists in their own right.

“The quartet’s first concerts were at the CBSO’s Centre Stage, Birmingham, where they performed the complete piano quartets of Brahms, Fauré and Mozart. Fauré ‘s enchanting first quartet forms the centrepiece of this concert.”

The spokesman added: “The Frith Piano Quartet has a keen interest in performing unjustly neglected works that are not so often heard in the concert hall. Together with John Tattersdill, former Double Bass Section Leader in the CBSO, they open the concert with one such work, the first Piano Quintet by the French composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher, Louise Farrenc (1804-75).

“Highly successful in her lifetime, Farrenc became neglected after her death until ‘rediscovered’ in recent years.

“With the double bass, her two piano quintets share the same scoring as one of the most popular works in the whole chamber music canon, Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet, which provides a joyful conclusion to the first concert of our season.”

The line up will include Benjamin Frith, piano; David Le Page, violin;

Robin Ireland, viola; Richard Jenkinson, cello, and John Tattersdill, double bass

The concert will take place at Malvern Theatres on September 26. from 7.30pm.

Tickets: 01684 892277.