Carl Nielsen The Children are Playing
Mozart Flute Quartet in D K.285
Interview with Roger Armstrong
Roger Armstrong flute
Simon Kodurand violin
Carl Hill viola
Harriet Wiltshire cello
Mozart makes the flute the hero of his lively and elegant quartet, with the instrument enjoying a prominent role, accompanied by the strings. It’s a compact work but packs plenty of colour and exuberance into its three movements. It’s paired with two solo pieces for flute – Nielsen’s sprightly and nimble The Children are Playing, and Syrinx by Claude Debussy. Originally written as incidental music to Psyche, a play which his friend, poet and dramatist Gabriel Mouray had written, it is haunting and ethereal.
The concert will be streamed at 6pm on 28 February, and will be available to rewatch until 28 March. Ticket holders can return via the same link that is in the e-ticket pdf.
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