One of the most thrilling recent accounts of one of Beethoven’s most thrilling chamber works: surely that’s worth the ticket price alone? Indeed. But the musical pleasures which Richard Tognetti and Erin Helyard offer up before getting stuck into Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” are such that you wonder whether it’s more about a cumulative effect rather than this single, albeit singular, performance.

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Either way, you’re in for a treat. Tognetti and Helyard are two of Australia’s most exciting, original and thoughtful musicians. They’ve collaborated on a number of occasions over the years, but this is the first time they’ve recorded Mozart and Beethoven together. The combination of talent, familiarity and novelty was bound to produce something special.

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