Australian Haydn Ensemble – French Twist

The Albert Hall
Thursday 30 May 2019 at 7pm

The wonderful Australian Haydn Ensemble under the direction of Skye McIntosh – Artistic Director presents at program of Devienne, Rameau, Jadin, Mozart and Haydn.

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Mozart’s Flute Quartet in A major opens the performance with a  French style Rondo highlighting Mozart’s comical reputation. This is followed by lesser-known French composer Hyacinthe Jadin’s beautiful String Quartet Op. 3 No. 1. A delightful and playful work. Following this, the Devienne Flute Quartet Op. 16 No. 3 darkens the tone with its brooding opening movement in B minor.

The turbulent mood continues with Haydn’s Symphony No. 87 in a string quartet arrangement believed to have been penned by Haydn himself. The symphony was part of his commission in the 1780s for the Parisian-based group Concerts de la Loge Olympique. The program closes with a fittingly French work, Rameau’s Cinquième Concert from Pièces de clavecin en concerts, paying homage to earlier composers Forqueray and Marais.

Tickets: $35 – $60. Information and bookings at 1800 334 388 or, or purchase at the door.