Ahead of Chamber 8’s Australian tour, the violinist shares the classical music clichés that annoy him the most.

The Australian World Orchestra’s Chamber 8 – eight of Australia’s finest musicians on the international stage – will tour the country in July. Violinist Daniel Dodds is the second of the eight to answer Limelight’s Eight for Chamber 8.

Daniel Dodds, Australian World Orchestra, Chamber 8 Violinist Daniel Dodds

What is your favourite piece of chamber music and why?

I have many, many favorites, one of them definitely being Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major Op. 163. A monumental work full of drama and pathos, Schubert completed it two months before his death. From the first notes on, an experience not to be missed.

Three little-known chamber works that deserve to be heard more often?

Andre Caplet’s  Le masque de la Mort Rougefor harp and string quartet
Maurice Ravel’s Sonate for violin and violoncello in C Major
Mozart’s Divertimento in E flat major for violin, viola and violoncello, KV 653

Three of the most inspiring conductors you have ever played under?

Maestros Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, and Sir Simon Rattle.

What are the greatest pleasures to be had playing...

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