The Musica Viva Festival returns 9th - 12th April at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Concert 2 Program:
BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet no 4, ‘Fandango’
BRITTEN Cello Sonata in C major, op 65
FRANÇAIX Clarinet Quintet
BACH Cello Suite no 2 in D minor
Friday night opens with a dance: Boccherini's sparkling 'Fandango', given wings by guitar virtuoso Karin Schaupp and the sensational young Orava Quartet. Bella Hristova makes her Musica Viva debut with Kevin Puts' attractive, exuberant work for solo violin, Arches. Leading European cellist Nicolas Altstaedt combines with Aleksandar Madžar for Britten's powerful and playful Cello Sonata. After interval, Narek Arutyunian and the Oravas bring out the prismatic colours of Françaix's jazz-tinged Quintet. The concert closes with a musical benediction: Mischa Maisky's interpretation of Bach's D minor solo cello suite.
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