Australian Haydn Ensemble – Emperors & Armies

7pm Thursday 6th February 2020
Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest

Boccherini’s playful flute quintet Las Parejas (The Couples) opens AHE’s 2020 season. The title refers to a Spanish horse race in which two horsemen ride hand in hand. Boccherini infuses the quintet with a military flavour, reminiscent of his famous work Night Streets of Madrid.

Barbie speaks with Australian Haydn Ensemble Artistic Director, Skye McIntosh

Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 The Emperor, one of his most famous, takes its nickname from the beautiful second movement set of variations based on the theme of  ‘Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser’ (God Save Emperor Francis), an anthem Haydn wrote for Emperor Francis II.

The Ensemble performs Mozart’s string quartet The First Prussian dedicated to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II, an amateur cellist, and Salomon’s compelling chamber arrangement of Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 nicknamed The Military.


  • Boccherini Flute Quintet in D major Op. 19 No. 6 Las Parejas
  • Haydn String Quartet No. 62 in C major Op. 76 No. 3 Emperor/Kaiser
  • Mozart String Quartet No. 21 in D major First Prussian/The Violet K. 575
  • Haydn Symphony No. 100 in G major The Military (arr. Salomon)

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