Thur 12 August 2021, 7.30pm
203 days from now
Subtle, sincere and artfully simple
As always, ARCO offered an intelligent and warm performance, demonstrating the importance of historically informed musicianship and showcasing the impact of period instruments with gut strings on these works.
Presented by the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
The second half of the 18th century was a time of extraordinary revolution in music, and what really accelerated the pace of change was the quality of the musicians. All over Europe, court orchestras were a status symbol among the nobility, nowhere more so than at Mannheim (now in southwest Germany).
Mozart spent the winter of 1777-78 at Mannheim, where he met Christian Cannabich. Mozart's ‘Haffner’ Symphony contains many influences from his time there and the Horn Concertos could not have been written without the leaps in virtuosity made at Mannheim. We are fortunate to hear one of the world's finest horn players, Anneke Scott, performing the Horn Concerto No. 3 for us.
Mannheim was also a huge influence on Haydn, who would use a number of techniques pioneered by the Mannheim school throughout his career. These techniques are exemplified in his much-loved ‘Drum Roll’ Symphony.
Running time 1hr 40 min inc interval (40/20/40)