Violin Rebecca Seymour
Viola Graham Simpson
Violin Natalie Low
Viola Charlotte Burbrook de Vere
Cello David Lale
French Horn Malcolm Stewart
French Horn Peter Luff
French Horn Vivienne Collier-Vickers
French Horn Lauren Manuel
Mozart String Quintet No.5 in D major
Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
This highly spirited afternoon sees Mozart strut his mastery, and lets you in on a little secret with a seldom heard but divine work by Schumann.
With its melodic beauty and textural clarity, String Quintet No.5 might just be Mozart’s best chamber work. Personalities are drawn out through conversations between instruments and lovely lush passages follow. Your soul will soar with the work’s sunny disposition, as it ends in a graceful dance.
Schumann’s unbridled and exuberant Konzertstück starts with pomp, as the four horns enter. Brace yourself for feverish giddiness throughout, as the music balloons with the musicians’ exceptional virtuosity and an effervescent finale.