Opening this program, which spans over 200 years of music, is a premiere by Festival clarinetist Michael Fine. Next isFrançaix’s charming octet, a distinctively French piece that was inspired by Schubert’s octet for the same instruments.Beethoven's fourth string quartet follows, which features a Hungarian-style finale. Concluding the program is Turina’spiano quintet, a work that exhibits influences ranging from Gregorian chant to flamenco.
MICHAEL FINE – Bassoon Quintet (World Premiere) JEAN FRANÇAIX – Octet for two violins, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, bassoon, and horn LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – String Quartet in C minor, op. 18 no. 4 JOAQUÍN TURINA – Piano Quintet in g minor, op. 1