Young Mozart's musical world was defined by sublime melodies and the elegance of the Enlightenment. In this program we champion early classical music by composers who were influential to the young Mozart, a solo harpsichord concerto by the London based, Johann Christian Bach and dazzling Italian sinfonias for strings that speak of Mozart’s informative days learning and travelling through Italy. Discover the many faces of Mozart in this delightful program performed using our period classical instruments.
2018 marks the 350th birthday anniversary of one of France’s most
famous baroque composers - Francois Couperin. To celebrate,
we will be presenting a pastiche of French Baroque chamber works
that embody the elegance and sophistication of this stunning music.
The program will be studded by glorious interjections from the Grand
Organ of Christchurch St Lawrence in honour of the virtuosic organ
skills of Couperin.
French Baroque is a program in which to enjoy a style of music that
is extremely popular in Europe but seldom performed in Australia.
With Baroque Flute & Recorder player, Mikaela Oberg
In November we present the second instalment of a unique
musical journey through the coffee houses and cathedrals of 17th
century Germany. We are putting the spotlight on the mystical
and mesmerizing music that came before J.S. Bach, the Stylus
Phantasticus. This virtuosic, highly improvised and uninhibited music
influenced J.S.Bach who travelled 300 km to see it performed by the
famous Buxtehude. As well as works by this famous organist we
finish with a performance of Johann Sebastian’s B minor Orchestral
Suite performed by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s dazzling
traverso player, Mikaela Oberg.
With Soprano, Anna Sandström
After her sensational performance last year, sublime soprano Anna
Sandström joins the Muffat Collective once more, as we present
‘Spretzzatura!’ A celebration of Monteverdi and Italian Baroque
Songs on period instruments. Translated as “effortless mastery”
Spretzzatura is “the true source of grace, revealed in the effortless
resolution of all difficulties.” Sandström will sing with Sprezzatura,
popular Italian songs and madrigals from 17th century Italy,
accompanied by virtuosic instrumental improvisations. This concert
is a special opportunity to hear music sung by an expert in this
captivating and emotionally charged music.