For the Second Day of Christmas – divine Mozart

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s opening instalment of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival.

Now welcome to Day Two of the Southwell Micro Midwinter Music Festival Online. Today we offer not turtle doves but mellifluous Mozart – the end of the finale of his Quintet for piano and winds in E flat K452.

This formed the centrepiece of our opening Chamber Classics concert in the State Chamber on Friday 22 August which began with Mendelssohn’s Octet and closed with Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52.

The performers are Lucie Sprague (oboe), David Campbell (clarinet), Lorna West (bassoon), Nicolas Fleury (horn) and James Baillieu (piano).  The recording producer is Alex Barnes .

One audience member said: “Friday’s Chamber Classics was sublime.  The professionalism, energy and delight in playing together in a very well thought out programme, was evident.  We are still in Seventh Heaven!!”

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Please join us for the Festival’s London concert on Tuesday 3rd February and find out about the 2015 Festival programme when it is launched at Southwell Minster on Friday 13th March.  Details are in the Christmas newsletter (pdf download). The dates for the 2015 Southwell Music Festival are 27-31 August.

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