Programme to include:
Beethoven Variations on Mozart’s ‘La ci darem la mano’
Spohr Quintet for piano and winds op 52
Complimenting Beethoven’s music in this chamber concert is a work by Louis Spohr, whose popularity as a composer in his lifetime threatened to surpass that of Beethoven himself.
Spohr’s wind quintet features an impressive piano part, intended for his wife Dorette. RCM musicians also perform entertaining variations by Beethoven on a Mozart duet from the latter’s opera Don Giovanni, featuring the titular character and one of his many resentful conquests.