In this one-off re-broadcast, five of MCO’s principal musicians unite to perform Dvořák’s G major String Quintet. An early work despite its high opus number, the Quintet is a feast of Romantic brio, full of passion and with strong elements of Bohemian folk melody. The Quintet is paired with Beethoven’s rarely-heard C minor string trio.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Trio in C minor Op 9 No 3
ANTONIN DVOŘÁK String Quintet No 2 in G major Op 77
Musicians of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra:
William Hennessy AM