This passage from Goethe’s Faust is said to have inspired Mendelssohn’s Octet, a favourite since it was written with players and audiences alike – and indeed, with Mendelssohn himself. This innovative piece for double string quartet, variously symphonic and intimate, was penned when the composer was just 16, signposting his genius with its inventive harmonic complexity.
Mendelssohn’s Octet is not only a jewel of 19th century music, it is also the centrepoint of this concert, which is curated and performed by the phenomenal Pinchas Zukerman and his invited musical guests.
Sun 27 Nov, 4:30pm
Adelaide Town Hall
Bookings through www.bass.net.au