Beethoven’s Septet in E flat major, Op.20 was first performed at an aristocratic tea party in 1800. Filled with Mozartean charm and elegance, the piece has gone on to become one of the most popular septets ever written. It cleverly explores the vast array of colour created through the intriguing and unique scoring of clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass, and is coupled with the ever-popular Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor by Rachmaninoff, written when he was 19 years old. Also included is Cimarosa’s Concerto for Clarinet and Strings. Originally for oboe, this delightful work is reimagined to showcase the virtuosic and lyrical side of the clarinet.
Cimarosa Concerto for Clarinet and Strings
Rachmaninoff Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor
Beethoven Septet in E flat major, Op.20
Natsuko Yoshimoto violin
Veronique Serret violin
Neil Thompson viola
Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello
Alex Henery double bass
David Rowden clarinet
Ben Hoadley bassoon
Michael Dixon horn
Maria Raspopova piano
Pre-concert talk: 6.45pm - 7.15pm
Duration: approximately 2 hours, including interval
City Recital Hall Member $107.10
City Recital Hall Member $79
City Recital Hall Member Concession $62.10
Under 30 $29
Secondary student $25
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.
Details are accurate at time of publication
Image: Alan Benson