In the lush wilderness of Topanga Canyon, an historic Spanish Colonial retreat offers an afternoon of intimate grandeur. In the baronial splendor of the great room, a Grammy-nominated German quartet performs Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1 with “all the qualities one hopes for but rarely encounters in a chamber group; an extraordinary unanimity, a rich sound and impeccable balance" (The Times, London). They are joined by a “technically assured and enthusiastic young Canadian pianist” (Washington Post) for Schumann’s monumental Piano Quintet No. 1.