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.
BENJAMIN MARTIN Passepied*
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No 11 Serioso
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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.
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.