Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Sounds of Vienna
ARCO’s historically informed performers transport you to Vienna at the dawn of the 19th century, when it was unquestionably the centre of the cultural world. Music was performed in homes, in pubs, in the streets – and one of the city’s stars was Joseph Leopold Eybler, a friend of Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart, and the first person that Constanze Mozart asked to finish her late husband’s Requiem. A generation later, Schubert inherited this great Viennese tradition and took it forward in leaps and bounds, never more so than in his Octet of 1824 – which is performed here along with Eybler’s String Quintet in D Major.
29 May – 15 June, national tour, arco.org.au
The Joan: The Sentimental Bloke
The 1918 silent film version of CJ Dennis’s famous novel was a huge critical and commercial success when it...