Nicola Benedetti on the extremes of Mozart's Violin Concerto no.5
In this extract from the 2015 BBC documentary The Joy of Mozart, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti talks about the surprises and sheer euphoria in the fifth violin concerto, often referred to as the ‘Turkish’.
‘Spiral Sequences is a string quartet performed in two movements,’ writes composer Jack Frerer.
‘The first, the shorter of the two, is frantic and pulse-driven, carried by momentum generated by spiraling 16th note patterns and repeated ostinatos. It presents fragments of a sequence-like pattern,