musica viva festival 2019
Mozart’s Flute Quartet, which opens the concert, was written as the purest of chamber music, to be performed at home with friends. This was almost certainly the same setting for Schubert’s justly famous ‘Trout’ Quintet, which closes the evening.
In between are works with big ideas, written for the public stage: Matthew Hindson’s vibrant Second Quartet celebrates the thrill of scientific discovery, while Ravel’s Sonata began as a small commemoration to his late compatriot Debussy, before expanding into a duo he described as symphonic in its breadth.
MOZART Flute Quartet in D major, K285
RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello
HINDSON String Quartet no 2
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A major, D667 ‘Trout’
ADAM WALKER flute
TESSA LARK violin
GOLDNER STRING QUARTET
TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE cello
ANDREW TYSON piano
EDGAR MEYER double bass
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Presented in association with the Australian Youth Orchestra and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Musica Viva's biennial chamber music festival showcases the best local and international chamber music artists in four days of concerts, talks and masterclasses.