Francesca Hiew violin
Will Hewer cello
Dafydd Camp oboe
Matthew Kneale bassoon
Colin Fox host
ROSSINI Overture to the Barber of Seville
HAYDN Sinfonia Concertante Hob 1/105
MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major K. 551 'Jupiter'
Mozart's last symphony is his greatest - a culmination of his intelligence, musical genius and virtuosity presented on the grandest of scales. With its shifting moods of jovial good humour and driving energy, it's no wonder that this symphony was nicknamed after the king of the gods. Mozart's Olympian powers of creation reach their peak in a finale where melodies ecstatically intertwine in masterly polyphony.
Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante for an eclectic quartet of soloists - violin, cello, oboe and bassoon - was composed in the first flush of his 'freedom' from the gilded cage of his royal post in provincial Hungary. London audiences loved the combination of lyricism and humour and the engaging interplay of its stars. As the Morning Herald said in March 1792, "A new concertante from HAYDN combined with all the excellencies of music; it was profound, airy, affecting, and original, and the performance was in unison with the merit of the composition."
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