In music notated on the page, we can see pitches and rhythms clearly written out. Yet the most fundamental aspect of music, the sound of the instrument, is impossible to capture with pen and ink. The works chosen for this program are written in different styles and time periods, yet they all derive beauty from skillfully mixing the distinctive sounds of each instrument into unusual combinations.
Francis Poulenc - Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano op. 43
Sergei Prokofiev - Quintet op. 39 for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass
George Onslow - Nonet op. 77