Chamber Music New Zealand presents QUINTESSENCE
The Mozart and Brahms Quintet Experience with Grammy-nominated American violist James Dunham on a special tour highlighting masterpieces from Brahms and Mozart.
When Mozart wrote his first double-viola quintet, he created a new sound world that he continued to explore for the rest of his life. His later quintets are at the pinnacle of the chamber music repertoire. A century later, Brahms was inspired to write two of his most eloquent chamber works for the same combination. And this year, young NZ composer Salina Fisher has been commissioned to write a work to accompany these works by Mozart and Brahms.
Mozart: String Quintet No. 5 in D K593
Salina Fisher: New work (CMNZ commission)
Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F ‘Spring’ Op. 88