Boccherini's Guitar

24 May 2018 - 01 June 2018
Boccherini's Guitar

Be transported to Spain with a host of latin-inspired works including Boccherini’s Fandango, Canales’ String Quartet and Haydn’s Seven Last Words.

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Thursday 24 May, 7pm
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

Southern Highlands

Saturday 26 May, 3pm
The Rose Room, Burradoo


Sunday 27 May , 2:30pm
Verbruggen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Thursday 31 May, 7pm
The Albert Hall, Yarralumla


Friday 1 June, 7pm
Berry Uniting Church Hall

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String Quartet Op. 26 No. 4 in A major

Grand Trio extrait de Mozart for guitar, violin and cello from Mozart’s Violin Sonata K.304 in G major

String Quartet No. 3 in C minor

String Quartet Op. 51 The Seven Last Words of Christ our Saviour on the Cross - Introduction, Sonatas No. 2, 5 and 7

Guitar Quintet G.448 Fandango in D minor

The Ensemble welcomes classical period guitarist Simon Martyn-Ellis as our special guest featuring in Boccherini’s Fandango Quintet. Although Italian, Boccherini’s years living in Spain inspired this fiery and exciting chamber work.

This program also includes Mozart’s famous Violin Sonata K. 304 in a rarely performed arrangement for violin, guitar and cello by the French guitarist Pierre Jean Porro, well-known in his day but now largely forgotten.

The String Quartet No. 3 in C minor by Manuel Canales, composer to the Spanish King, is a brilliant but little-known gem of the string quartet oeúvre that transports the listener to Spain.

Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 51 The Seven Last Words of Christ our Saviour on the Cross, commissioned in 1785 for the underground Cadiz cathedral, represents Haydn’s only connection to Spain. This powerful work was originally scored for full orchestra, and later arranged by him for string quartet.

... magnificent from the very first note...
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