Mozart’s Oboe & The Hunt

10 August 2017 - 13 August 2017
Mozart’s Oboe & The Hunt

‘La Chasse’ or ‘The Hunt’ was a popular theme of the 18th century. This intimate chamber music program intertwines quartets based on this fascination with music for the oboe - an instrument then often associated with hunt. 

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Armidale

Thursday 20th July, 7:00pm
TAS Hoskins Centre
Tickets: $25-$45
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Newcastle

Saturday 22nd July, 7:00pm
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
Tickets: $25-$60
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Canberra

Thursday 10th August, 7:00pm
The Great Hall - University House, ANU
Tickets: $35-$60
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Berry

Friday 11 August, 7:00pm
Berry Uniting Church
Tickets: $25-$55
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Sydney

Sunday 13 August, 2:30pm
The Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Tickets: $35-$80
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HAYDN
String Quartet ‘The Hunt’ Op. 1 No. 1 in B Flat major

MOZART
Oboe Quartet K. 370 in F major

JANITSCH
Oboe Quartet in G minor

MOZART
String Quartet ‘The Hunt’ K. 458 in B Flat major 

Haydn’s string quartet ‘La Chasse’ Op. 1 No. 1 was written as early as 1751. Its stunning adagio is a vision of where Haydn would go with this genre.

Mozart’s Quartet K. 370, also nicknamed ‘The Hunt’, written some thirty years later, is the fourth quartet in a set of six he dedicated to the great master, Papa Haydn.

In 1780 Mozart visited Munich at the invitation of the Elector Karl Theodor, commissioner of his opera Idomeneo. Whilst there, Mozart reconnected with the virtuoso oboe player Friedrich Ramm and composed for him his oboe quartet taking the virtuosity of the instrument to new heights.

This program also features a beautiful and rarely heard oboe quartet by the German composer Janitsch, who spent much of his life in Berlin. His prolific output, of both chamber and larger symphonic works, is largely forgotten today. 

All the jolly chase is here With hawk and horse and hunting-spear, Hounds are in their couples yelling, Hawks are whistling, horns are knelling...
Hunting Song by Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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