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Omega Ensemble: Fairy Tales – Schumann, Bruch and Borodin
17 June 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEST$29 – $99
“…not a single foot wrong…distinguished playing throughout.” Limelight Magazine
Artistic Director: David Rowden (clarinet)
with Catalin Ungureanu (violin), Airena Nakamura (violin), Neil Thompson (viola), Paul Stender (cello), Maria Raspopova (piano), Samuel Hogarth (piano)
Musical tales of old and new
Enter a world of magical moments and refreshing musical interpretations in a celebration of music old and new. At the centrepiece of this concert is Schumann’s Fairy Tales. Composed late in life after a period of dark depression he was inspired by the young spirit of Brahms who had come to visit him and gave him the incentive to compose.
Also included is Samuel Hogarth’s brand-new Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano composed especially for Omega. Also featured are Bruch’s 8 pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano. Written when he was 70 years old, these characteristic pieces are full of joy, passion and lamentation as Bruch’s lush and mellow sound world of Romanticism was being replaced by a new compositional language.
Concluding this concert is Borodin’s String Quartet No.2. It was composed for his wife to celebrate their anniversary and is based on a reflection of their first meeting.