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. Who better to lead ANAM musicians in this masterpiece of lyrical beauty than Noah Bendix-Balgley, First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?
Noah Bendix-Balgley violin
Duration: approx. 1 hour
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“Noah Bendix-Balgley… a truly gifted musician with the technical goods and artistic depth.” — Bloomington Herald-Times
Noah Bendix-Balgley’s ANAM residency isgenerously supported by Ulrike Klein AO
Photo by Nikolaj Lund
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