Perhaps no other piece in the chamber music repertoire has yet to surpass the popularity of Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A major, nicknamed ‘The Trout’. Its wistful melodies, rich and colourful harmonies, coupled with a light and lively character, sit happily alongside Schubert’s Octet in F major. The Octet boasts the largest scale of any chamber work by Schubert (clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass). While the piece is heavily based on Beethoven’s Septet in E flat major, Op.20, the melody and beauty that infuse it are quintessentially Schubert, and justify the work’s enduring popularity.
Schubert Piano Quintet in A major, Op.114 ‘The Trout’
Schubert Octet in F major, D.803
Special guest: Alexandra Osbourne Assistant Concertmaster, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington
Alexandra Osbourne violin
Neil Thompson viola
Paul Stender 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: Scott Schuman