SH3 Lotz Trio

Lotz Trio

Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 7:00 PM, SH Early Music
Small Hall of SP,
Price: 12 €
Lotz Trio
Róbert Šebesta 
artistic leader, basset horn I.
Ronald Šebesta 
basset horn II.
Igor Františák 
basset horn III.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Terzetto No. 1, K. 439b
Terzetto No. 3, K. 439b
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 (selection from transcripts)

Lotz Trio, a formation named after the phenomenal instrument maker Theodor Lotz, who became famous for perfecting the basset horn in Pressburg. On copies of his historical basset horns, the trio regularly performs, among other things, Terzetti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as period arrangements from Mozart’s operas The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. The basset horn experienced a golden age shortly after its invention in the mid-18th century. Its current existence owes much to Mozart, who favored it and distinctly embellished most of his later masterpieces with it. Several historical sources testify to the artistic use of a trio of basset horns. The most interesting are those related to the concert activities of the famous clarinetist and Mozart’s close friend Anton Stadler.