The concert features Webern’s Fünf Sätze, condensing a lifetime of thoughts into five succinct and beautifully crafted gems. Haydn’s early quartet from op 20 counters this with well-balanced classical logic and stark beauty. The fresh and quick-fire new style in Australian composer/pianist Joe Chindamo’s Tempesta, is a world away from the palpable anguish and heart-torn emotion in Mendelssohn’s final quartet, written in despair following the death of his sister Fanny. It was his last quartet.
Government House Ballroom
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