Auckland Chamber Orchestra presents Sarah Watkins piano, Peter Scholes clarinet and friends.
Prokofiev - Overture on Hebrew Themes
Beethoven - Octet in E-flat major Op.103
Ferdinand Ries - Grand Septet, Op.25
ACO musicians perform three works for large ensemble. Haunting Hebrew melodies dominate the Prokofiev Overture. The powerful combination of strings and piano dominate this piece with the clarinet adding a touch of the exotic. Master and student follow with works by Ries and Beethoven. Ries worked closely with Beethoven as his secretary and copyist. It is delightful music with hunting horns and a scintillating piano part.
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