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Boston Chamber Music Orchestra Morning Lights Series

  • Arlington Street Church 20 Arlington Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

Boston Chamber Music Orchestra Concert- Britten & Beethoven

Benjamin Britten
Phantasy Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quintet in C major, Op. 29

Featured Musicians

Peggy Pearson, oboe
Ayano Ninomiya & Yonah Zur, violins
Marcus Thompson & Deanna Badizadegan, violas
Clancy Newman, cello

A phantasy is a short piece of music that is written in the spirit of spontaneity and freedom, two qualities which are evident in Britten’s Phantasy Quartet for oboe and string trio. Simultaneously, the nineteen year-old Britten achieves an impressive matureness of expression in this twelve-minute jaunt around the composer’s imagination.

High and low string voices whirl tumultuously in the final movement of Beethoven’s only original and full-length String Quintet in C major, which is appropriately nicknamed “The Storm.”