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Berlin-based violinist Jakob Lehmann leads an ensemble of specialist local and international chamber musicians through the expansive sounds and pioneering ideas of New Constellations. The Octet for Strings was written when Mendelssohn was just 16, and illustrates the transformation of performance techniques in the chamber music of the early-Romantic period. Brahms destroyed the nonet version of his Serenade, but based on archives and written accounts this original chamber version has been brought back to life.

This was a radiant performance with the pared back texture allowing the many individual lines and unique colours of the specialised instruments and their players, to shine

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  • Mendelssohn
    Octet for Strings in E flat major
    Brahms
    Serenade No.1 in D major for Nonet
  • Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

    Violin
    Jakob Lehamann, Guest Director
    Rachael Beesley
    Miki Tsunoda
    Anna McMichael
    Viola
    Simon Oswell
    Bernadette Verhagen
    Violincello
    Daniel Yeadon
    Natasha Kraemer
    Double Bass
    Robert Nairn
    Flute
    Georges Barthel
    Clarinet
    Nicole van Bruggen
    Emily Worthington
    Bassoon
    Robert Percival
    Horn
    Darryl Poulsen