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Omega Ensemble: Ravel Impressions
16 November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
A playful program of intriguing works, dedications and intricate shadings of trios and quartets.
When Mozart composed his Kegelstatt Trio in 1786, he may have been playing a game of Kegels — a popular leisure activity in Germany and all the rage in Vienna at the time. It was a form of lawn bowling, in which players rolled a wooden ball down a path to knock over wooden objects we would call bowling pins. A landmark work of inspiring music, it was the first to use the combination of piano, viola and clarinet in a chamber setting. Alongside this work is Ravel’s iconic and much adored String Quartet No. 1, dedicated to his teacher, Fauré, whose own trio was composed in the latter years of his life and displays a graceful lyricism alongside his unmistakable personal musical language. Omega presents a delicate and intriguing program, exploring the intricate shadings of these works in a playful and delightful performance that will leave you invigorated.
- Mozart – Trio in E flat major ‘Kegelstatt’, K. 498
- Fauré – Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
- Arensky – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32
- Ravel – String Quartet in F major