MATIEGKA Trio in G, Op. 21 'Notturno' (Allegro moderato, Lento e patetico & Zingara)
BOCCHERINI String Trio in G, Op. 47 No. 2 (Andantino & Tempo di Minuetto)
DIABELLI Potpourri Duo
MERTZ Nocturne, Op. 4 No. 1
MOZART Flute Quartet in D, K. 285
BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D, G. 448 (Pastorale)
Concert duration approximately 80 minutes, including one interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and is subject to change.
Melissa Farrow Period flute
Matt Bruce Period violin
Marianne Yeomans Period viola
Jamie Hey Period cello
Tommie Andersson Period guitar
Known for their vibrant and dynamic performances, they breathe 21st-century life to centuries-old music, played on period instruments just as the composers intended for their masterpieces. For example, the string instruments for this program use strings made of sheep gut rather than the steel strings you would hear a modern orchestra play on.
The program the Australian Brandenburg Ensemble brings to you is titled Notturno which simply means ‘night’. This name reflects the evocative and sometimes dreamy mood of the music presented here. It features the unusual combination of guitar, flute and strings which is a blend of a decidedly exotic flavour.
The ensemble showcases some delightful chamber music from the Classical period with works by Mozart and some of his guitar-playing contemporaries: Luigi Boccherini, Anton Diabelli and the Bohemian composers Johann Kaspar Mertz and Wenzel Matiegka.
At times, the ensemble breaks into small clusters to highlight various instrumental colours and then finally play as a tutti ensemble for an arrangement of the lilting Pastorale from Boccherini’s famous Fandango guitar quintet.
The musical program for this tour has been curated by the Brandenburg’s principal flute player, Melissa Farrow.
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