Preview Beethoven's 'Cavatina' from Rapture & Revolution

Watch the video below for an exclusive preview of Beethoven's Cavatina from our inaugural ACO StudioCasts film Rapture & Revolution.

Rapture & Revolution is available to view now on demand. Purchase 7-days access to the film for $35, or purchase a yearly subscription to ACO StudioCasts for $229* to enjoy all films released throughout the year, on demand and as many times as you wish, until December 31, 2021.

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Beauty can be revolutionary too, as this debut release in our inaugural season of concert films, ACO StudioCasts, will prove.

Filmed in the grand and expansive Centennial Hall at Sydney Town Hall, the film opens with Schubert's Quartettsatz, followed by Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending’ Universally loved, it has long been a calling card for Richard Tognetti and a place for rapture in a pure sense.

There is a similar emotional impact in Beethoven’s Cavatina’ which may be one of the most moving pieces ever written. Indeed, so moved was Beethoven that it’s said he finished it with tears falling onto his manuscript. Emotions transcend time and so does Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge which was perhaps too revolutionary for an early-19th-century audience. Now though, inspired by the intellectual drive within it, we celebrate the Grosse Fuge as another moment of beauty and rapture.

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SCHUBERT (arr. Tognetti) Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (arr. Johnson) The Lark Ascending

BEETHOVEN (arr. Tognetti) String Quartet in B-flat major, Op.130: V. Cavatina

BEETHOVEN (arr. Tognetti) Grosse Fuge, Op.133



Richard Tognetti – Director & Violin

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Directed and Edited by Matisse Ruby

Director of Photography Tyson Perkins and Drew English.


ACO StudioCasts

ACO StudioCasts is a pioneering season of high quality, cinematic concert films created to enhance our live season and to bring the ACO to those who can’t attend our concerts.

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