In the Utzon Room at Sydney and various venues April 26 – May 2nd, the Australian Haydn Ensemble will offer Mozart’s Flute chamber music at its best, played on period instruments. The Program includes Joseph Haydn’s superb String Trio op. 53 no. 1 in G Major, Johann Baptist Wendling’s Flute Quartet in G Major no. 1, Luigi Boccherini’s String Trio op 47 no. 1 in A major G 107, Ludwig Van Beethoven’s String Trio op. 8 in D Major and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C Major 285b
Mozart’s works for the flute are beloved jewels of his repertoire, found in his symphonies, quartets and concerti. Three charming string trios are also featured on this program. Haydn indulged his patron Prince Esterházy with 126 trios for his favourite instrument, the baryton, however there are just three short works from this great master’s Op 53 for the combination of violin, viola and cello.
Principal flute of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) since 2003, Melissa Farrow will reveal her technique and passion for the period flute, an instrument that echoes the ideals of the new age of enlightenment philosophy expounded by popular charismatic French philosophers Jean Jacques Rousseau and Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) during the age of Mozart.
The works demonstrate the extraordinary developments and rise to fame of the flute’s expressive and virtuosic capabilities during the 18th century. Johann Baptist Wendling was a friend to Mozart and a flautist with the Mannheim Orchestra. He is believed to have inspired Mozart to write his many beautiful flute parts found in the symphonies, quartets and concerti.
Three charming string trios are also featured on this program. Haydn indulged his patron Prince Esterházy with 126 trios for his favourite instrument, the baryton, however there are just three short works from this great master’s Op 53 for the combination of violin, viola and cello. Beethoven mastered the string trio with his Op 9 collection. His Op 8 Serenade offers a bold and very entertaining series of movements.
Concerts in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and the Southern Highlands of NSW – Joseph Haydn and his friends would be pleased. In 1761 Haydn had been engaged as vice-Kapellmeister in the household at Eisenstadt, Hungary of Prince Paul Esterházy where he remained for 30 years working in a delightful summerhouse where his art benefited from seclusion. ‘There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original’, Haydn said. Australian Haydn Ensemble 2015 Mozart’s Flute: April 26 – May 2, BOOK NOW