Shostakovich, Raff and Brahms

Three works showing the full dramatic, virtuosic and emotional possibilities of chamber music: Shostakovich’s theatrical, short octet; Raff’s joyous Octet, and Brahms’ youthful and sonorous second sextet. A performance of enthralling energy and compelling intimacy. PROGRAM: SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for…

 
Australian Octet: Mendelssohn’s Octet

Full to the brim with infectious vitality, Mendelssohn’s Octet is one of the true life-affirming pinnacles of Western music. Practically inventing the genre of a work for eight strings, the work of the 16-year-old child genius has never been bettered.…

 
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