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Mozart's unfinished 'Sinfonia Concertante in A major' is scored for violin, viola, cello and orchestra.
While the Austrian composer wrote the Sinfonia, his only complete surviving work in this genre, on his return from Paris and Mannheim in 1779, a Grande Sestetto Concertante after the Sinfonia by an unknown arranger was published by Sigmund Anton Steiner in 1808, with all six parts divided equally among the six players, and not presented as soloists with accompaniment: a fine example of musicianship and virtuosity.
It would have been fascinating and perhaps instructive had Maunder drawn comparisons with the patterns of solo markings encountered in concertante quartets.
Members of London Concertante, who will be performing in Leamington Hastings and at Birmingham Cathedral
The program will include Ludwig van Beethoven's Duo in E-flat Major, Bernhard Heiden's Serenade, Michal Spisak's Duetto Concertante and Franz Danzi's Quartet Op.
The season also features a wealth of classical talent with recitals from oboe player Jennifer Brittlebank, acclaimed baritone Sam McElroy, the fabulous London Concertante, the young ensemble the Atrium Quartet and for a special concert Emma Johnson, Natalie Clein and John Lenehan join together to play John Ireland's Trio for clarinet, cello and piano.
This Sunday's show features Marcel Becker on double bass and violinist Noel Anderson performing Bottesini's Grande Duo concertante with string quartet accompaniment.
For example, the Prince of Weimar Johann Ernst, an enthusiastic admirer of modern concertante music who had himself composed solo concertos at a young age, brought many of these pieces from the Netherlands.
As a makeweight to the second disc, the delightful Sinfonia Concertante of 1791 is presented in a masterful rendition featuring violinist Toru Yasunaga, cellist Georg Faust, oboist Jonathan Kelly and bassoonist Stefan Schweigert.
The orchestra played Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.
Thus, Saturday night's concert by the superbly gifted chamber group Concertante at Tuckerman Hall was the apex of this musical season, capping off a week in which there were four terrific chamber concerts.
The music will come from Northumberland violinists Duo Concertante and visitors will be able to buy unusual last minute Christmas presents in the museum shop.