Madness & Confrontation recounts the story of Richard Gill AO conducting Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (based on the original play Day of Madness) who, with concertmaster Rachael Beesley and principal clarinettist Nicole van Bruggen, had the idea of establishing the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra. Along with a selection of duets and arias from Figaro, Mozart’s well-known clarinet concerto is performed by Nicole van Bruggen on basset clarinet – the original instrument for which the work was written. Beethoven's magnificent 5th Symphony ushered classical music into a new era and its infamous opening four-note motif confronts and enthrals audiences even to this day.
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Australian Romantic &
Nicole van Bruggen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Earlier Event: March 17Bach B Minor Mass: Raphaël Pichon/Pygmalion
Later Event: March 24Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Madness & Confrontation