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Free Maiastra Concert

String Quintets by Mozart and Mendelssohn

Part of the Maiastra 2018/19 Series

Add to my Calendar 28-10-2018 19:30 28-10-2018 21:30 36 Free Maiastra Concert Admission Free - retiring collection in aid of the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust which provides training and support for young players. See more about Maiastra at www.maiastra.org We expect this concert will be popular! Come early to reserve your seat! Refreshments available before the performance and during the interval. Mozart: String Quintet in C major, K. 515As an accomplished viola player, it is unsurprising that Mozart sought opportunities for this rich but sometimes overlooked instrument. His mature quintets, written for two violas, are widely regarded as his finest chamber music compositions. The inclusion of the additional instrument produces an exquisite richness of texture, the smooth surface masking the depth of invention and complexity lying beneath. The effervescent and captivating C major quintet was composed in the spring of 1787. Mendelssohn: String Quintet in A major, Op. 18In this, one of his two string quintet compositions, Mendelssohn followed Mozart’s example and opted for two violas. Penned in 1826 at the precocious age of just 17, this work shows off the composer’s youthful vigour and imaginative brilliance. The first movement opens with a delightful Mozartian theme, contrasting with the delicate wistfulness of the Intermezzo. It is in the lively Scherzo that Mendelssohn is arguably at his finest, providing some wonderfully rude interruptions that shatter the playful atmosphere. St Andrew's Church, Cobham DD/MM/YYYY

Details

St Andrew's Church
Church Street
Cobham
Surrey
KT11 3EJ
England


Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartString Quintet no.3 in C major, K.515
~ Interval ~
Felix MendelssohnString Quintet no.1 in A major, Op.18

Performers

Akiko Ono – Leader / Director
Choi Haim – violin
Anna Growns – viola
Tom Widdicombe – viola
Sergio Serra – cello

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Programme Note

Admission Free - retiring collection in aid of the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust which provides training and support for young players. See more about Maiastra at www.maiastra.org

We expect this concert will be popular! Come early to reserve your seat! Refreshments available before the performance and during the interval.

Mozart: String Quintet in C major, K. 515
As an accomplished viola player, it is unsurprising that Mozart sought opportunities for this rich but sometimes overlooked instrument. His mature quintets, written for two violas, are widely regarded as his finest chamber music compositions. The inclusion of the additional instrument produces an exquisite richness of texture, the smooth surface masking the depth of invention and complexity lying beneath. The effervescent and captivating C major quintet was composed in the spring of 1787.

Mendelssohn: String Quintet in A major, Op. 18
In this, one of his two string quintet compositions, Mendelssohn followed Mozart’s example and opted for two violas. Penned in 1826 at the precocious age of just 17, this work shows off the composer’s youthful vigour and imaginative brilliance. The first movement opens with a delightful Mozartian theme, contrasting with the delicate wistfulness of the Intermezzo. It is in the lively Scherzo that Mendelssohn is arguably at his finest, providing some wonderfully rude interruptions that shatter the playful atmosphere.

Akiko Ono - Course Director/ Leader

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