Octet in E flat, Op.20
Sigur Ros [arr. Button] ||
"Everything is new and strange, yet at the same time utterly persuasive and enchanting."
18 May 2019 1pm
Sound Unbound Festival
in the heart of the Barbican
Mendelssohn wrote his passionately romantic Octet when he was just 16; a teenager experiencing the ecstasy, elation and anguish of a first love, resulting in one of the greatest works ever written for strings.
12 ensemble follow this with an arrangement of Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós’s Fljótavík.