Johann Baptist Wanhal:
- Violin Concerto in Bb – Christiane Eidsten Dahl (violin)
- Flute Concerto in A (British Premiere) – Flavia Hirte (flauto traverso)
- Clarinet Sonata in Bb – Jane Booth (clarinet, and Head of Historical Performance at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London) and Prof. John Irving (fortepiano)
The Amadè Players
- Flavia Hirte – flute
- Jane Booth – clarinet
- John Irving – fortepiano
- Christiane Eidsten Dahl – violin
- Nick Newland – director
We commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of composer Johann Baptist Wanhal, a worthy contemporary of Mozart and Haydn, and an unsung hero of the Classical period. This concert take place under the auspices of His Excellency Mr Michael Žantovský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in the UK and in association with the Johann Baptist Wanhal Association.
- Flute Concerto in A major – modern premiere
- Clarinet Sonata in Bb major
- Violin Concerto in Bb major
The concert features one modern world premiere. It is a charming flute concerto performed by German virtuoso Flavia Hirte. This work has not been heard since the Eighteenth century and is performed using new edition prepared by Nick Newland, the concert’s director. We are delighted to be welcoming Jane Booth, Head of Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Professor John Irving to play one of Wanhal’s clarinet sonatas, a work that truly depends on the symbiotic relationship of clarinet and fortepiano. The third work in our programme is the Bb major violin concerto that so inspired Mozart during his stay in Augsburg in 1777. Exciting Norwegian violinist Christiane Eidsten Dahl shows us just why this piece was to be so influential.