Historically Informed Performance on Period Instruments since 1985

Music for a Prussian King

Friday 23 September 2016 — 6:00pm

Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre


Hear Lucinda Moon (violin) Greg Dikmans (flute) perform with Accademia Arcadia – Josephine Vains (cello) and Jacqueline Ogeil (piano) – in a program of works by CPE Bach, Quantz and Benda written for the music-loving flute-playing Frederick the Great.

Frederick’s court boasted numerous pianos, all designed after the Cristofori model, and his court paused for an hour daily to listen to the monarch perform on the flute with the accompaniment of piano and/or other instruments. Hear Australia’s only copy of the original Cristofori piano c1730 used as a continuo instrument, and a composition by the King himself.

Greg will be playing his beloved ‘Quantz’ flute, a copy of an instrument made by Quantz c.1740.

Music for a Prussian King
Frederick II
Sonata in E minor for flute and cembalo
Johann Joachim Quantz
Sonata in E minor for flute, violin and cembalo (QV 2/21)
Franz Benda
Sonata per il Violino Solo et Cembalo col Violoncello in G major
C.P.E. Bach
Sonata in A minor for flute, violin and bass (Wq 148)

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