Míča Mozart Telemann Boccherini

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7:00 PM, SKO Cycle: Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Small Hall of SP,
Price: 14 €
Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Ewald Danel artistic leader
Stanislav Masaryk trumpet
František Antonín Míča
Leopold Mozart
Georg Philipp Telemann
Luigi Boccherini
Sinfonia in C major
Trumpet Concerto in D major
Sonata in D major for trumpet and strings
Symphony in D minor, Op. 12 No. 4, G506 La Casa del diavolo

The last time we listened to Stanislav Masaryk, a trumpeter from Slovakia, was when he performed as a soloist in Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in Bratislava. Masaryk has been serving as the principal trumpeter of the Czech Philharmonic since 2020. Once more, the upcoming performance will feature a composition from the classical period, specifically a concerto written by Leopold Mozart. It is believed that the piece was premiered by one of the pair of Salzburg court trumpeters. It must be kept in mind that players did not have a trumpet with valves, as we commonly see today, until the second half of the 18th century. Precise intonation was extremely difficult on the instruments of the time, which will undoubtedly be a challenge in Georg Philipp Telemann’s baroque work as well. On the page of the last part of the symphony, Luigi Boccherini wrote words that reveal a lot about his work: “The Chaconne represents hell, it was written under the influence of Gluck’s Don Juan.” He even borrows Gluck’s main theme when depicting the decline of the hero. This dramatic music is based on the tradition of the opera genre and its exposed and affective depiction of hell.