Intimate Beethoven - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Intimate Beethoven

23 - 26 September 2016


MOZART String Quintet in G minor
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in A minor, Op.132


Helena Rathbone Violin
Liisa Pallandi Violin
Alexandru-Mihai Bota Viola
Nicole Divall Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello

Experience the ACO at its most intimate with two haunting treasures from the giants of music, Mozart and Beethoven, that journey from meditation to elation.

A particular favourite of both Tchaikovsky and Einstein, Mozart’s String Quintet in G minor is filled with extraordinary moments and dramatic emotions, moving from foreboding to sorrow, and from tenderness to wistful resignation.

Beethoven’s Op.132 quartet is a key reason that spiritual metaphors are often used when discussing the composer’s later quartets. It brims with profundity and intensity, prompting TS Eliot to write of its remarkable capacity to evoke the transcendence of human suffering and bear the “fruit of reconciliation and relief.”

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