Chamber Music Spectacular: The Enescu Octet

Chamber Music Spectacular: The Enescu Octet

Sunday March 20 2022, 5:00 PM NZDT (40 mins)

This digitally streamed event, Chamber Music Spectacular,  features one of the most iconic and monumental chamber music works ever written, the String Octet by Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu.

Enescu’s String Octet is 'a vast work of epic proportions and grand designs that deploys the luxuriant octet ensemble in a consistently layered polyphony of true chamber textures... a truly technicolor fantasia of late Romantic character’ (Kai Christiansen). Chamber music on this scale is a rarity and a treasure for everyone to experience wherever you are. Enescu String Octet in C major, Op. 7

The originally published programme also featured Mozart Serenade in B-Flat Major, K. 361/370a Gran Partita, but this work could not be recorded because artist availability was impacted by Covid-19.

Click Here to download a copy of the Enesu Octet free programme sheet

Please note: This stream will be available to watch until 11:59pm, Sunday 3 April 2022.
This event is no longer available