Opening this program, which spans over 200 years of music, is a premiere by Festival clarinetist Michael Fine. Next is Franc¸aix’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’s piano quintet, a work that exhibits influences ranging from Gregorian chant to flamenco.
MICHAEL FINE – Bassoon Quintet (World Premiere) JEAN FRANC¸AIX – Octet for two violins, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, bassoon, and horn LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – String Quartet in C minor, op. 18 no. 4 JOAQUI´N TURINA – Piano Quintet in g minor, op. 1