Musik & Theater

Matthias und Franz Bartolomey, Fotocredit: Moritz Schell Matthias und Franz Bartolomey, Fotocredit: Moritz Schell

Flute trio
Bartolomeys in the MuTh

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Both Mendelssohn and Weber ensured the flute gained an established place in the chamber music literature of the High Romantic . Mendelssohn’s Opus 49 is usually played as a piano trio, but the composer also approved it as a piece for flute. With Weber, the situation was reversed; he was so pleased with his trio for flute that he adapted it for violin. But there is also a link here to the cello; Weber dedicated the piece to Philipp Jungh, a friend who was a doctor and a cellist. Linking the two trios is a sound-painting for flute and cello by the Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos, who played cello in the cafés and bars of Rio so he could work as an independent composer. Performing with Franz Bartolomey are the Vienna Philharmonic’s young flute soloist Silvia Careddu and Turkish pianist Ferhan Önder.

Carl Maria von Weber: Trio in G minor, Op. 63
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Assobio a Jato (The Jet Whistle) for flute and cello (1950)
Felix Mendelssohn: Trio in D minor, Op. 49

  • Flutes: Silvia Careddu
  • Cello: Franz Bartolomey
  • Piano: Ferhan Önder