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Live online: English Chamber Orchestra: Teatime Music - Mendelssohn's Octet

When
Sunday September 27, 2020 at 16:00
Available Online Until
N/A
Where
Online, London
Tickets
£10 (£32 Season ticket)
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  1. String Sextet in D minor - Alexander Borodin
  2. Octet for Strings in E flat Op 20 - Felix Mendelssohn

The English Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Teatime Music’ a series of four afternoon tea concerts, streamed straight to your living room. Pour yourself a cuppa, crack open the posh biscuits, and enjoy a smorgasbord of programmes, performed by the world's most recorded chamber orchestra.

Amongst the many jewels that were composed in Mendelssohn’s prodigious youth, sits the Octet in E flat major, written in 1825, when the composer was just sixteen. The four movement work glides effortlessly from elegant expanse, to touching sentimentality, to spry fairy-like music that foreshadows his much loved overture to 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' written the following year.

Preluding this work is Borodin’s Sextet in D minor, a work that comprises only two movements, the others never having been completed by the composer, but that is full of style, beauty and rustic Russian lyricism.


Venue
Online
London
London
W1
England
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