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MCO: Shostakovich, Raff & Brahms

  • Anglican Church Parish of Daylesford Daylesford Victoria Australia (map)

Three extraordinary works showing the full range of the dramatic, virtuosic and emotional possibilities of chamber music. Shostakovich’s theatrical, short octet is one of the great works of twentieth-century chamber music. Swiss-German composer Joachim Raff brings music brimming with joyous energy and lush melody. Finally, Brahms’ youthful and sonorous second sextet brings this chamber music recital to a ravishing close. With six and eight string musicians performing in perfect synergy, this is a performance of enthralling energy and compelling intimacy.

SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet Op 11
RAFF Octet in C major Op 176
BRAHMS Sextet No 2 in G major Op 36

Australian Octet is:  
William Hennessy
Natalia Harvey
Madeleine Jevons
Robin Wilson
Merewyn Bramble
Katie Yap
Michael Dahlenburg
Josephine Vains

Earlier Event: March 29
MCO: Shostakovich, Raff & Brahms
Later Event: March 31
MCO: Shostakovich, Raff & Brahms