Peter Hanson, violin, Mhairi Lawson, soprano, Andrew Arthur, fortepiano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dans un bois solitaire, K308, A flat (1778); Das Veilchen, K476, G major (1785); Abendempfindung, K523, F major (1787); Als Luise die Briefe, K.520, C minor (1787)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Fortepiano in Bb Major, K. 454
Enjoy two Mozart sonatas for fortepiano and violin, all dedicated to important women who supported Mozart. Concertmaster Peter Hanson is the soloist, accompanied by principal keyboardist Andrew Arthur, performing on the fortepiano, the predecessor to the modern concert grand piano. The center of the program features soprano Mhairi Lawson performing four delightful Mozart songs.
Peter Hanson and Emlyn Ngai, violin; Kyle Miller, viola; Paul Dwyer, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K 575
Ludwig van Beethoven, Quartet in Eb Major, op. 74, “The Harp”
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 is the first of three Prussian Quartets because of their dedication to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II. The beautiful quartet is notable for the equal prominence given to all four parts and for the and for the remarkable and melodic nature of the cello part, the instrument that Friedrich Wilhelm played.