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Of Haydn’s eighty-three string quartets The Lark is a perfect representative of the entire genre. Like the majority of string quartets throughout the history of the form, its four movements provide a superior entertainment in four acts, aptly described as ‘a story, a song, a dance and a party.’ When Debussy composed his String Quartet in G minor in 1893, it led the charge in freeing music from its Classical boundaries and looked ahead to the future. Pierre Boulez said that Debussy freed chamber music from ‘rigid structure, frozen rhetoric and rigid aesthetics.’ Also featured in this concert is Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major recorded on Omega’s debut ABC Classics CD. In addition, Omega will give the premiere of Ben Hoadley’s Clarinet Quintet.