Chamber Fridays2 #4
Presented under the distinguished patronage of the President of the Republic of Malta
REBECCA HALL Flute
JOHN MCDONOUGH Oboe
CHIARA ELISA TELLERI Oboe
GIUSEPPE RECCHIA Clarinet
DANIELE GALLETTO Clarinet
GIACOMO CELLA Bassoon
LAMPROS-IOANNIS LAPINAS Bassoon
ETIENNE CUTAJAR French Horn
BERNARDETTE VELLA French Horn
Ludwig van Beethoven Rondino in E-flat major, WoO 25
Charles Gounod Petite Symphonie
The concert features two works from the wind repertoire.
Both Beethoven and Gounod most likely used the Mozart Serenades (Octets) as models for their own works since both are devoid of any over romanticism and are clear in structure. The Beethoven Rondino of 1793 may have been originally intended as a movement for his own Octet and was only published after his death in 1830.
The Petite Symphonie written almost a century after the Rondino at the request of Paul Taffanel adds one flute to the standard octet. This four-movement piece is brief with a beautiful slow movement at its centre.