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Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds


Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds

Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds in Eb major, K452

Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra

Experience Mozart’s delightful masterpiece for piano and winds performed in-the-round in the intimate setting of an Aurora Lock-In. Composed in 1784, the quintet is scored for an unusual combination of piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, and was a firm favourite of the composer himself, who reported the work had ‘received the most remarkable applause’ at its premiere. Written in the midst of a flurry of new piano concerto commissions, the work accordingly takes on something of a concertante form, also featuring a daring cadenza scored for all five instruments in the work’s dance-like finale.

Lie back on a cushion and savour the chance to hear this rarely-performed gem up close.

Doors 9.15pm, Music 9.30pm

 

Insight into Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds
Q&A with Tom Barber, Principal Oboe – he chats with us about what makes him smile about this chamber masterpiece.