• Michael Haydn Divertimento in D
  • Schulhoff Concertino for Flute, Viola & Double Bass
  • Sperger Trio in D for Flute, Viola & Double Bass
  • R. Strauss Metamorphosen

Music from the ashes: in 1945, Richard Strauss looked at the ruins of a civilisation, and thought of Beethoven. The result was Metamorphosen, a wordless war requiem like no other. It’ll sound even more intense in this seven-player version – the heartfelt climax of a concert which pairs music from a more elegant age with a brilliantly entertaining mini-masterpiece by Erwin Schulhoff: a Czech maverick, silenced by the Nazis.


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