In the history of music there can be few examples of a composer ‘exceeding the brief’ with results as astounding as Schubert in his Octet. It was commissioned by one of the composer’s patrons, Count Ferdinand von Troyer, a talented amateur clarinettist who had played in the premiere of Beethoven’s celebrated Septet some 20 years earlier. He suggested Schubert compose a companion piece for Beethoven’s work, which he did faithfully – while also creating one of the richest works in all of chamber music.
Gregory Ahss violin
Duration: approx. 1 hour
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Please note: there was a change in guest artist for this event. We are delighted to now welcome Israeli violinist Gregory Ahss to lead this project.
Gregory Ahss' ANAM residency is generously supported by Ulrike Klein AO