Philharmonic members play music by Mozart – and by a member of the ensemble!
Sunday 22 April 2018 15.00Ends approximately 16.45
When Mozart published a collection of six string quartets in 1785, it included a moving foreword praising colleague Joseph Haydn for his incredible string quartets.
The art of composing music for the four string instruments together was fairly young, and the first violin was often front and centre, while the second violin, viola and cello played background sections. Haydn developed the genre by giving all four sections equal emphasis, and this inspired Mozart. The Hunt quartet is the fourth quartet in the collection, and the illustration of the hunting horn can clearly be heard in the first movement.
British composer Doreen Carwithen wrote music for over 30 movies, as well as loads of orchestral music. She also composed two award-winning string quartets; the one in this programme was composed in 1948, when she was 26 years old.
The music is performed by members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, who will also play pieces by Carlo Gesualdo, Folke Rabe and the ensemble’s bassoon player, English-Swedish Emily Hultmark.
- Emily Hultmark bassoon
- Karl Frisendahl trombone
- Karl-Johan Elf tuba
- Won-Hee Lee violin
- Lola Torrente violin
- Louisa Tatlow viola
- Hanna Dahlkvist cello
- Johannes Rostamo cello