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Classical Season 2017/18 | Small is Beautiful Presents

String Octets

Booking Information

Venue: Sage Two

Tickets: £13.50


Royal Northern Sinfonia

Mendelssohn Octet
Enescu Octet for Strings

Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet is one of the most popular works of chamber music ever written. The 19-year-old Enescu took up the challenge to write a major piece for the same line-up in 1900, creating a through-composed structure which relishes the eight contrapuntal voices, yet is also imbued with plenty of energetic Romanian rhythms.

Read more: Mendelssohn Month at Sage Gateshead

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