Oboist Diana Doherty is acclaimed worldwide for her mastery of this challenging, beautiful instrument. Her friends, the award-winning Streeton Trio, share her delightful, eyes-alight style of performance in this ravishing program of masterworks and rarities for piano trio and oboe quartet.
Chamber music for oboe quartet is relatively rare, so this is a unique opportunity to experience this appealing combination in two works. The first is by Martinů, a genial, airy piece, deceptively well-crafted, hinting at his habit of composing while out for a walk.
The second is a world premiere by Western Australia’s Lachlan Skipworth, described by The Australian as possessing a ‘rare gift as a melodist’. His new Oboe Quartet is a musical portrait of the couple in whose memory it was commissioned. It reflects their shared love of Bach, their hobbies, and characters, in its vibrant colours, interlaced lines and lively textures. Anne and Alan Blanckensee are part of Musica Viva’s history and it is a joy to bring this work to the stage.
DIANA DOHERTY OBOE
EMMA JARDINE VIOLIN
UMBERTO CLERICI CELLO
BENJAMIN KOPP PIANO