A Great Chamber Music Concert at Disney Hall 12/12/12

December 12, 2012

I attended the LA Phil musicians chamber music concert on Tuesday 12/11/12. It is always so interesting to hear individual voices of orchestra musicians. The program included Bach: A musical Offering, Sonata sopra il Soggetto Reale, Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, Mozart: String Quintet in C major, K. 515 (unusually for 2 violas and Mozart did not have any specific people to write for), and finished with Zelenka: Concerto a 8 concertanti. LA Phil is famous for their new music playing, but on this concert Haydn was the most recent composer! Personally I have performed with some of musicians on this concert so it is so nice to hear my friends playing too! Also it is worth mentioning that there were 3 married couples on this concert! Each group offered different ensemble sound and interpretation. I was not familiar with Zelenka’s music, and I am happy now that I heard it! It is like J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg concerto, small ensemble with soloistic playing in concertino section. Players in Zelenka played so well individually and as a group. Of course all 4 groups played a great chamber music. On the way to the exit  I saw my music lover friends and chatted for a while. They loved the concert as well as I did!

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