Joint Forces

Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 19:30
Union Hall, Maribor

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Maribor Festival Orchestra

Richard Tognetti – lead violin

Helena Rathbone – lead violin

Satu Vänskä - violin
Christopher Moore - viola
Jan-Erik Gustafsson - cello
Maxime Bibeau - double bass
Dénes Várjon - piano

Franz Schubert: Quintet for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double-Bass and Piano in A Major, “Trout”, D.667 (1819)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, K 373  (1781)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K 550 (1788)


Our musicians have joined their forces and prepared an unforgettable concert with works of two giants of classical music.

Schubert’s Quintet for Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass and Piano in A major »The Trout« contains the melody from his popular song The Trout. The addition of the contrabass to the ensemble enabled Schubert to give the cello a more melodic-expressive role rather than the function of a bass instrument – such arrangements were really unusual for that time.

One of Schubert’s most important artistic role models was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After hearing his Symphony in G minor K550 in 1816, Schubert wrote in his diary that the event would remain in his memory as a bright, shining, beautiful day in his life, enthusiastically adding the following words: “Mozart, immortal Mozart, how many, how infinitely many such benevolent impressions of a brighter, better life you imprinted on our souls.”