Beethoven's Quintet

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Beethoven's Quintet
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A concert of music celebrating the rich tapestry of the woodwind family.

Date and Time08 Oct 2017, 2:30PM
VenueUtzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Program

Nielsen
Wind Quintet, Op. 43

Hindemith
Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet, Op. 24, No. 2

Françaix
Quartet for Winds

Beethoven
Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, Op. 16

110 mins including interval

About The Music

In Nielsen’s biography, the author writes: ‘Nielsen’s fondness of wind instruments is closely related to his love of nature, his fascination for iving, breathing things. He was also intensely interested in human character, and in the Wind Quintet composed deliberately for five friends, each part is cunningly made to suit the individuality of each player.’  Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik (small chamber music) presents the listener with an immediately enjoyable piece that sweeps away the cobwebs of Romanticism, embarking on a work that is deeply Neo-Classical with a German accent, evoking Hindemith’s deeply personal musical language. The charm of Françaix’s Quartet for Winds is filled with lightness that will delight you with its intricate and overlapping musical lines. The program concludes with Beethoven’s Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, the only work of Beethoven's scored for this combination.

Seating in the Utzon Room is unreserved. Member’s of the Omega Ensemble Patrons’ Program are given preferential seating.
 

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