Schubert Octet

Schubert’s Octet is one of the most iconic works of chamber music. Written for the unusual combination of five strings, clarinet, bassoon and horn, this is chamber music conceived at the most ambitious scale. Performed with Benjamin Martin’s Passepied and Beethoven’s fiery String Quartet No 11.

This concert will tour to Daylesford, supported by the Victorian Government through Touring Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria.

Australian Octet also performs Schubert’s Octet D803 with canapés and fine wines in the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon on 24 April.


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Concert Notes: Schubert Octet

Read the program notes for Schubert Octet and understand more of the background to the music in this extraordinary performance.

Musician’s View

We asked Emma Sullivan, who plays double bass with MCO, for her thoughts on our upcoming Schubert Octet program.

Interview: Ben Martin

Composer Ben Martin talks about his career and writing his new work, Passepied.

Explore the music on Spotify

Curious about the music we’ll be playing in Schubert Octet? We’ve put together a Spotify playlist with selected music. Have a listen! (Free Spotify account required.)