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BMC ARTIST FACULTY: BRAHMS F MINOR PIANO QUINTET MOZART (1756-1791)

Flute Quartet No. 4 in A major, K. 298 Andantino Menuetto. Trio Rondeau: Allegretto grazioso Dilshad Posnock, flute Jason Posnock, violin Jennifer Snyder Kozoroz, viola Brian Snow, cello

BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)

Octet for Winds in E flat major, Op. 103 Allegro Andante Menuetto Presto Eric Ohlsson & Emily Brebach, oboes Steve Cohen & Daniel Gilbert, clarinets William Ludwig & Susan Barber, bassoons Jeff Garza & Robert Rydel, French horns

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Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 Allegro non troppo Andante, un poco adagio Scherzo: Allegro Finale: Poco sostenuto Juliette Kang & Karen Galvin, violins Scott Rawls, viola Jonathan Spitz, cello Norman Krieger, piano 48 BrevardMusic.org

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ABOUT THE MUSIC WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) Flute Quartet in A major, K. 298 Mozart loved “hanging out” with the Jacquin family! The Jacquins were different from your typical Viennese aristocrats. Baron von Jacquin was Professor of Botany and Chemistry and the Director of the Botanical Gardens at the University of Vienna. His daughter Franziska was a budding pianist and son Gottfried was one of Mozart’s good friends. Father Jacquin had been to the West Indies and Central America—places Mozart only could dream of seeing. Every visit would be a stimulating experience. So Mozart decided to add artistic stimulation with a quartet composed for his friends. It would be an informal affair with three movements based on current popular tunes—a chamber style immensely popular in France at the time. Yet it would be a musical parody. The first movement is a set of variations on Franz Anton Hoffmeister’s song “To Nature,” an appropriate tune for a botanist. The minuet was based on the farcical French tune “Il a des bottes, des bottes Bastien” (“The Boots, the Boots, Bastien”). Yet the “Rondieauoux” (misspelling of “Rondeaux”) takes the cake with the rather odd directive, “Allegretto grazioso, ma non troppo presto, pero non troppo adagio. Così-così—non molto garbo ed espressione” (“Allegretto grazioso, but not too fast, nor too slow. So-so—with great elegance and expression”). As is always the case with Mozart, even the silliest occasion and apparent mischief cannot keep him from writing great music. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Octet for Winds in E flat major, Op. 103 Despite the high opus number, this work represents Beethoven in his early twenties while still living in Bonn. It is an example of 18th-century entertainment music—something we don’t expect from Beethoven, the heroic. But just like any young composer, Beethoven had to compose whatever the occasion called for in order to be heard. Harmoniemusik— music for wind instruments—was the fashionable entertainment at dinner parties for people like Elector Maximilian Franz, Beethoven’s

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2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...

2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...