Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.36 (Linz)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No.4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade in D, K.320 (Posthorn)
An all-Mozart programme, centred around the composer's richly melodic Fourth Horn Concerto.
Margaret Faultless, leader of the OAE, directs this all-Mozart programme. The concert starts with Mozart's Linz Symphony, which despite being written in only a matter of days, is a graceful, thoughtful work with an unusually lively, skipping last movement.
Mozart's Posthorn Serenade is so-called as one movement features a valveless horn, the same type that was used in Mozart's day to signal the arrival of the postal coach.
The centre-piece of the evening is Mozart's lyrical Fourth Horn Concerto, featuring thrilling fanfares and brilliant dialogue between the solo instrument and orchestra.
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 5.45pm - OAE Extras. Andy Watts, Principal Bassoon, discusses posthorns, hunting horns, sackbuts, clarion, hand-stopping, beer, harmonics, bandstands and possibly tonight's concert, with players from the OAE brass section. Free.Performers
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Margaret Faultless director
Roger Montgomery horn