Twenty-Something: Mozart and Schubert

Friday, September 27, 2013; 8:00 PM
Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center

Mozart            Quartet for Piano and Strings in G Minor, K. 478

Schubert        Octet in F major, D. 803


Richie Hawley, clarinet; Benjamin Kamins, bassoon; David Jolley, horn; Laurie Smukler, violin; Maureen Nelson, violin; James Dunham, viola; Darrett Adkins, cello; Timothy Pitts, double bass; Sarah Rothenberg, piano


Youthful works or late style?   Mozart and Schubert produced remarkable compositions throughout their too-short lives -- works of extraordinary maturity, humanity and depth of feeling.  Mozart’s dramatic piano quartet and Schubert’s serenely lyrical octet, composed by a 29 year-old Wolfgang Amadeus and a 27 year-old Franz, are among of the greatest masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire, expressing the range of human emotions with an eloquence that would be astounding at any age. A top-notch ensemble of Houston-based performers and renowned visiting artists kicks off the season in grand style.


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