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Hess’ Quintet for Contrabassoon

Friday 5 1.00pmMay


CBSO Centre

Berkley Street
B1 2LF

0121 767 4050

Hess’ Quintet for Contrabassoon


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They call the contrabassoon “the clown of the orchestra” – but anyone who’s heard the CBSO’s Margaret Cookhorn play it knows it’s very far from a joke! This lyrical rarity from the Swiss composer Willy Hess shows exactly what the Contra is capable of: a wonderful upbeat to Dvořák’s ebullient Quintet. Expect lilting tunes, dancing rhythms and that special, sunshiny feeling you only get from the composer of the New World symphony.