Concerto for Flute, Horn, and Continuo
String Quartet in C Major, Op 59, No. 3
Composers and performers have always sought instruments that enlarge sonic and expressive possibilities, and instrument makers have responded, making instruments capable of greater power and finesse. This program allows you to hear the step from harpsichord to piano, from natural horn to the modern horn, as well as the introduction of the metronome in Beethoven’s music, where the composer establishes a greater power over the performer by dictating exactly how fast or slow the music should be performed.
Ransom Wilson flute, William Purvis horn,
Melvin Chen piano, with Fellows of the Norfolk Festival