Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, Flute Concerto No.1 in G major, Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat major, Overture to Don Giovanni, Symphony No.39 in E flat major – Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin – Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:00 PM – Live on Livestream











Experience the magnificence of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in our three-week Winter Music Festival dedicated to the imagination, virtuosity, and influence of classical music's most prolific composer!
— Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Mozart Festival | Concert 2 of 6: Symphony 39

Detroit: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 03:00 PM (EST, GMT-5)

Los Angeles: 12:00 noon
New York: 03:00 PM
Paris: 09:00 PM

Prior to the #MozartFest: Symphony 39 webcast, Kathryn Libin will speak about Mozart's Overtures, or How to Launch an Opera. (02:00 PM, EST, GMT-5)



Υπό τη διεύθυνση του διάσημου Αμερικανού μαέστρου Λέοναρντ Σλάτκιν, η Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα του Ντιτρόιτ παρουσιάζει την Εισαγωγή από την όπερα «Ο Μαγικός Αυλός», K.620, το Κοντσέρτο για φλάουτο αρ. 1 σε Σολ μείζονα, K.313, το Κοντσέρτο για κόρνο αρ. 2 σε Μι ύφεση μείζονα, K.417, την Εισαγωγή από την όπερα «Ντον Τζοβάννι», K.527, και τη Συμφωνία αρ. 39 σε Μι ύφεση μείζονα, K.543, του Βόλφγκανγκ Αμαντέους Μότσαρτ. Συμπράττουν οι σολίστες David Buck (φλάουτο) και Karl Pituch (κόρνο).

Η συναυλία, διάρκειας δύο ωρών, θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο πλαίσιο του Φεστιβάλ Μότσαρτ (#MozartFest), στην αίθουσα συναυλιών Orchestra Hall στο Max M. Fisher Music Center στο Ντιτρόιτ των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών, την Κυριακή 22 Ιανουαρίου 2017, στις 10:00 μμ (ώρα Ντιτρόιτ: 03:00 μμ), και θα μεταδοθεί ζωντανά από το Livestream.

Μία ώρα πριν τη συναυλία, παρακολουθήστε τη διάλεξη της Kathryn Libin, «Εισαγωγές του Μότσαρτ, ή Πώς να ξεκινήσει μία όπερα».



Mozart's Overtures, or How to Launch an Opera

Learn more about the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during these preconcert lectures by Mozart Festival Scholar-in-Residence Kathryn Libin.

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 09:00 PM (EET, UTC+02:00)




MOZART FESTIVAL | JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Concert 2 of 6

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

♪ Overture to The Magic Flute, K.620 (1791)

♪ Flute Concerto No.1 in G major, K.313 (1778)

i. Allegro maestoso
ii. Adagio ma non troppo
iii. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto

David Buck, flute


♪ Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat major, K.417 (1783)

i. Allegro maestoso
ii. Andante
iii. Rondo

Karl Pituch, horn


♪ Overture to Don Giovanni, K.527 (1787)

♪ Symphony No.39 in E flat major, K.543 (1788)

i. Adagio – Allegro
ii. Andante con moto
iii. Menuetto & Trio: Allegretto
iv. Allegro


Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

(HD 720p)

Live from Orchestra Hall, Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 10:00 PM (EET, UTC+02:00)
[Detroit: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 03:00 PM (EST, GMT-5)]

Live on Livestream


Leonard Slatkin conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra












The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte, K.620) is an opera in two acts by Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work premiered in 1791, and it marked  the culmination of a period of involvement by Mozart with Schikaneder's theatrical troupe. He had previously contributed to their work in the collaboratively-written Der Stein der Weisen (The Philosopher's Stone). Mozart wrote The Magic Flute keeping in mind the skills of the singers intended for the premiere, which included both virtuosi and ordinary comic actors. The work is noted for its prominent Masonic elements: as Schikaneder, Mozart, and Alberti (the engraver) were lodge brothers. The story portrays the education of mankind, progressing from chaos through religious superstition to rationalistic enlightenment, by means of trial and error, ultimately to make "the Earth a heavenly kingdom, and mortals like the gods".

The Flute Concerto No.1 in G major, K.313, was written in 1778 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Commissioned by the Dutch flautist Ferdinand De Jean, Mozart was supposed to provide four flute quartets and three flute concerti, yet he only completed two of the three concerti: K.313 being the first. The Andante for Flute and Orchestra, K.315 may have been written as an alternative slow movement for this concerto. The piece is scored for a standard set of orchestral strings, two oboes (which are replaced with two flutes in the Adagio movement), and two horns. The opening of the second movement is often known as resembling the famous theme from the Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr., which was composed many years later.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat major, K.417, was completed in 1783. This is one of two horn concerti of Mozart to omit bassoons. It is also one of Mozart's two horn concerti to have ripieno horns (horns included in the orchestra besides the soloist), though in contrast to K.495, the solo horn in this one does not duplicate the first ripieno horn's part in the tutti passages. Mozart's good-natured ribbing of his friend is evident in the manuscript inscription "W. A. Mozart took pity on Leitgeb, ass, ox and fool in Vienna on 27 May 1783". The work is in three movements and does not last more than 20 minutes. Given its duration, the Concerto is typically grouped with Mozart's other 3 for the instrument.

Mozart completed Don Giovanni in 1787, and the opera was premiered in Prague on October 29, 1787. Don Giovanni is one of the three operas that resulted from Mozart's collaboration with the great librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte (the other two operas being Le nozze di Figaro and Cosi fan tutte). Mozart himself called his opera dramma giocosso (literally "merry drama") and here in the overture we can see how drama and comedy shift as quickly and as unpredictably as only one man – Mozart – could do. The overture begins with the Commendatore theme. The tragic chords of the very beginning, the following ostinato rhythm, as well as the ascending and descending lines in the first violins and flutes create the impression of something fateful to follow. Contrasting with the general dark mode of the introduction of the overture is the sonata allegro with its typical Mozartean wit and energy. The second theme of the sonata allegro deserves special attention: its forte-piano contrast clearly represents the Don Giovanni-Leporello tandem. Originally Mozart designed the overture to lead directly to the music of the first act, showing that the overture is an inseparable part of the entire drama. It is a well known fact that it took only one day for Mozart to complete the overture to the opera (and that day happened to be the day before the opera's premiere).

The Symphony No.39 in E flat major, K.543, is the first work of the famous symphonic triptych (K.543, K.550 and K.551) Mozart composed in the summer of 1788. Although we do not know exactly why he wrote these three masterpieces at that time, it is assumed that they were intended for a series of concerts in Vienna. Despite his waning popularity in Vienna and his desperate financial situation, Mozart succeeded in forgetting his daily concerns and created a masterpiece of good spirits and self-confidence. The stately introduction leads into a graceful, urbane theme that seems to flow without effort. But a highlight of this work is the Trio of the Minuet, a pastoral Ländler for woodwinds that contrasts strikingly with the pounding energy of the Minuet.


David Buck (Principal Flute, DSO member since 2012)

Praised by The Oregonian for his "supple tone, rhythmic dynamism, and technical agility", David Buck joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as Principal Flute in 2012. He previously held principal positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Oregon Symphony, and has made guest principal appearances with the Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.

David has performed as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and the Oregon Symphony, collaborating with conductors including Leonard Slatkin, John Storgårds, Paul Watkins and Teddy Abrams. In 2014, he recorded John Williams' rarely heard Concerto for Flute and Orchestra with Maestro Slatkin and the DSO for Naxos.

During the summer months, David has appeared at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Tanglewood, Kent/Blossom, Spoleto Festival del Due Monde in Spoleto, Italy and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. He is a member of the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and a former member of the LA Phil New Music Group.

David is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree and Graduate Diploma. His primary teachers have been Robert Langevin, Jeffrey Khaner, Jeanne Baxtresser and David Cramer. A native of Philadelphia, David lives in Royal Oak, Michigan with his wife, flutist Jung-Wan Kang.


Karl Pituch (Principal Horn, DSO member since 2000)

Karl Pituch was named Principal Horn of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in May, 2000. Before joining the DSO, Karl was Associate Principal Horn with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Principal Horn with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. He served as a guest Principal Horn for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Chautauqua Festival Orchestra and the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra.

Karl can be heard on many recordings with the Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras, on the DSO's Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts and as soloist with the Detroit Symphony in the John Williams horn concerto and Kerry Turner horn concerto.

Karl was the grand prize winner at the 1989 American Solo Horn Competition and has been a finalist at many other solo competitions. As a soloist, Karl has performed with orchestras in Japan, Hawaii, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio, Indiana, Florida and Michigan. He has been a frequent guest artist at numerous horn conferences and serves as a board member and judge at the International Horn Competition of America. An active chamber musician, Karl has recorded with The DSO Wind Quintet and the Spring Wind Quintet, toured many times with the American Horn Quartet, and participated in chamber music festivals in Marlboro, Vermont; Crested Butte, Colorado; Kapalua, Maui; Kazusa, Japan and Freden, Germany (with the American Horn Quartet).

Karl is currently the horn instructor at Wayne State University. He has taught at the University of Hawaii and has given master classes across the U.S. He is a co-founder, along with Denise Tryon, of Audition Mode, an annual horn seminar specializing in audition preparation. Karl earned his degree from the University of Toledo where he studied with Mary Kihslinger. He also studied with Froydis Wekre and Dale Clevenger.


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