Sunday / 18:00
Sunday / 18:00

The Viennese and a Berliner. Sinfonia Varsovia Academy – closing concert of the 11th season

Sinfonia Varsovia, ul. Grochowska 272, Warsaw
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Around the middle of the 18th century, plein-air music for wind instruments, known as Harmoniemusik, became popular at Austrian courts. The ensembles performing it were called Harmonie. They included from 5 to 8, and later – as this practice gained popularity – more instruments. Well-known and popular works were arranged for such ensembles. In the final concert of the 11th Sinfonia Varsovia Academy, young musicians and their professors will perform contemporary arrangements of two Beethoven symphonies, and Mozart’s original Harmoniemusik for 8 instruments as a point of interest. Its fragments became the basis for a later masterpiece, the Gran Partita. The performance will be led by the Berlin Philharmonic oboist and conductor, Andreas Wittmann.


Sinfonia Varsovia Academy participants
Sinfonia Varsovia – woodwinds section
Mateusz Wadowski double-bass
Karol Krasiński timpani
Andreas Wittmann oboe, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Malina Sarnowska host

Programme [110']

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Parthia in B for wind octet and double-bass (presumed original version of Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major Gran Partita KV 361/370a) [14’]
I. Largo. Molto allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Rondo. Allegro molto

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 Pastoral (selection, arr. for winds Andreas N. Tarkmann) [27’]
I. Allegro ma non troppo (Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside)
III. Allegro (Merry gathering of country folk)
IV. Allegro (Storm)
V. Allegretto (Shepherd’s song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm)




Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (arr. for winds Nicholas Reader) [36’]
I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto
IV. Allegro con brio