MOZART, ADAMS, DEBUSSY

Two early gems and one masterpiece, or two visions, full of admiration for natural phenomena, and one adulation of technocracy, inspired by a fellow creative soul.
Mozart's Quartet was commissioned by the Dutch melomaniac and proficient flautist Ferdinand de Jean. The score was considered lost until 1945, but today we can again enjoy this fresh and vibrant creation of the Salzburg wunderkind.
The lyric composition of Claude Debussy was inspired by Paul Verlaine's poetry and a young heart's rapturous spring of love in Paris. The suite, composed for piano four hands, was premiered in 1889 and arranged for a tonally richer orchestral performance soon after, followed by several versions for chamber ensemble.
The musical language American minimalists presented to the world in the 1970s, appealed to many, including John Adams, whose vision has been deeply influenced by it. At one of the highest peaks of his creation he contemplated the ripple effect of water, emulating it with the minimalist method of looping. 

 

Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Flute Quartet No.1 in D major, K. 285
Ilona Meija, flute
Madara Gaile, violin
Ivars Brīnums, viola
Māra Botmane, cello

Claude Debussy “Petite Suite” (Transcription for Wind quintet)
Ieva Pudāne, flute
Pēteris Endzelis, oboe 
Mārtiņš Circenis, clarinet
Jānis Semjonovs, basoon
Artūrs Šults, french horn

John Adams “Shaker Loops” (Transcription for String septet)
Marta Spārniņa, violin
Antti Kortelainen, violin
Kristiāna Krūskopa, violin
Ineta Abakuka, viola
Madara Norbūte, cello
Dārta Svētiņa, cello
Jānis Stafeckis, double bass
Conductor Normunds Šnē

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