Stealing, Borrowing, Remembering

Last night saw another triumphant concert in the Berkeley Ensemble's 'Stealing, Borrowing, Remembering' series at The Forge, including Stravinsky's relatively rarely-heard neo-classical Septet (for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano).  Usually if there is piano in the ensemble's programmes, it tends to feature quite heavily, so it was a rare treat yesterday to be able to watch the rest of the programme –  absolutely beautiful playing from the strings in Mozart and Britten Divertimenti, a rich and energetic Lennox Berkeley Sextet, and a sublime rendition of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet to close.