Episode 3, 2020: Mozart’s Oboe Quartet
Wednesday 10 June 2020
While in the middle of completing the finishing touches for his first major opera, Idomeneo, for the Munich Court in 1781, Mozart found the time to write a chamber work for the Court Orchestra’s principal oboist, Friedrich Ramm. That work is the Quartet in F major for oboe and three strings (violin, viola and cello).
In this composition, Mozart elevated the oboe as he took advantage of the recent improvements in the instrument’s mechanism at the time. It is easy to assume that the oboist would be the one to lead the performance but ANAM alumnus Edward Wang (oboe 2019), who performed this piece with fellow ANAM musicians last year, approached the composition as a quartet rather than an oboe concerto. Hear the lively chat between Edward and ANAM Music Librarian Phil Lambert as they share fascinating details about this Mozart composition and how listening to it compares to going through different moods in a single day.
Edward was awarded the ANAM Directors’ Prize at the 2019 Chamber Music Competition Final. The music you will hear is from his performance in the same competition with fellow ANAM musicians Phoebe Masel, Ruby Shirres and Jeremy Garside.
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MOZART Oboe Quartet in F major K370
Edward Wang (oboe 2019)
Phoebe Masel QLD violin
Ruby Shirres VIC viola
Jeremy Garside WA cello
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