The Muses' Delight – Classical Delights

The Muses' Delight

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Muses' Delight


Named after the Greek muse of music, Euterpe, The Muses’ Delight is an inspiring new jewel in Melbourne’s classical music crown.

The Muses’ Delight are musical explorers who join with guest artists to open a window to the past, illuminating historic works that still spark wonder today, centuries after they were first performed.

About this concert

Discover the musical colours and styles that flourished throughout Europe during the tumultuous revolutionary era. From François Devienne’s fateful Paris of 1789, the ensemble travels through the expressive world of C.P.E. Bach’s Hamburg, Beethoven’s passionate Vienna and fashionable London with music by Ferdinand Ries. Serenading us with Beethoven’s infinitely charming Notturno and the dramatic elegance of Bach’s Quartet, the ensemble immerses us in the musical delights that came out of this exceptional chapter of history.

The Spotlight Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Robert Salzer Foundation.

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The Muses’ Delight
Meredith Beardmore flute
Katie Yap viola
Edwina Cordingley cello
Donald Nicolson fortepiano


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Quartet in A minor, Wq.93

Ludwig van Beethoven
Notturno in D, Op.42

Ferdinand Ries
Piano Trio in E-flat, Op.63

François Devienne
Quartet in F


This production is part of the following series: