Australian Haydn Ensemble - Mozart's Horn with Carla Blackwood

Next date: Sunday, 29 September 2024 | 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

The Australian Haydn Ensemble presents Mozart's Horn with Carla Blackwood.

In this concert, the Australian Haydn Ensemble invite you to explore both sides of Mozart’s mercurial nature, and to marvel that a device designed to frighten wolves creates such mellifluous and glowing music.

Mozart loved the horn, and the finest player of the day, Ignaz Leutgeb, was an old friend of the family. Mozart wrote what would become one of the most enduringly popular horn concertos of all time for his friend. Characterised as a “little love duet” between horn and violin, this work is a joyous expression of their friendship.

The program contains an even more virtuosic Quintet by Mozart’s Dutch contemporary Wilhelm Hauff, and includes the Romance in A major, an arrangement of one of Mozart’s Concerto movements, most likely by his dear and often penniless friend Michael Haydn.

AHE balances this bright period instrument cornucopia with perhaps the most emotionally troubled work that Mozart ever wrote: the magnificent String Quintet in G minor, a rare dark utterance from a steadfastly undepressed artist.

There’s a happy end, of course, but it’s one shaded by the sublimely sorrowful music that has come before.


Horn Quintet in E Flat major

String Quintet No. 4 in G minor K. 516

Romance in A flat major for Horn and String Quartet MH806

Horn Quintet in E flat major K. 407


General Admission $60 + booking fee ($4.40)

Lake Mac Arts Member $54 + booking fee ($4.08)

Tickets available at the door subject to availability.


1.30pm - Doors open

2pm - Performance (approx 2 hours)

The Australian Haydn Ensemble is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.


  • Sunday, 29 September 2024 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Rathmines Theatre, nawayiba, Stilling Street & Dorrington Road Intersection, Rathmines, 2283, View in Google Maps

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