"Mozart and Mendelssohn Concertos" - Oregon Bach Festival: Works include Sinfonia Concertante
and Concerto in A-flat Major for Two Pianos, 8 p.m.
Shapely was the word which could describe the performance of Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante
in B flat.
It's good fun and vivaciously performed by the BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena.The second symphony is less cogent, more like a sinfonia concertante
with woodwind and string players having little solos, but still enjoyable.
Violinist Emily Wu and violist Tricia Wu will be featured in a movement from Sinfonia Concertante
for Violin and Viola by W.A.
Mozart's best-known symphony, No 40, is on the bill with Haydn's 70th Symphony and Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante
in B flat for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello with Phil principals as soloists.
Laurence Jackson and Chris Yates perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante
with the CBSO at Symphony Hall this afternoon (June 28, 2.15pm).
The 90-member youth orchestra will play Ron Nelson's "Jubilee," Wolfgang Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante
(with Youth Symphony members Chelsea Young, oboe; Wren Patton, clarinet; Ginny Robbins, horn, and Nathan Helgeson, bassoon, as soloists) and Johannes Brahms' Academic Festival Overture.
"In addition to that, I remember distinctly recordings and concert periods together with Sir Simon Rattle -- Brahms 1, and Szymanowski Sinfonia Concertante
, recording with Paavo Jrvi-- Britten and Shostakovich, and concerts with Paavo Berglund, a conductor I played a lot with and who recently sadly passed away.
Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante
, Alberto Ginastera's Variaciones Concertantes and Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.
That concert began well, with a meltingly empathetic account of Mozart's sublime Sinfonia Concertante
for Violin and Viola, Fanny Clamagirand and Antoine Tamestit the soloists, but ended with a bump, Dvorak's tedious Symphony no.5 beginning so promisingly with woodland rustlings (bubbly clarinets) but refusing to end, with promised cadences time after time failing to deliver.
Almost a miniature Sinfonia Concertante
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn (and a mini-Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, this is an exuberant fun-piece, adroitly mixing British bustle and vigour with a more continental sensuality.
By contrast, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante
for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon stayed resolutely earthbound.