In a review of the last performance of a Haydn cello concerto given by Amsterdam Sinfonietta together with Queyras the NRC enthused: ‘The French cello phenomenon. (…) Haydn is rarely performed in such a fresh and sparkling way’. Wolf’s Italian Serenade is no less charming and full of humour. The light-hearted work is inspired by an old Italian melody.
- Dvořák • Serenade
- Berg • Sonata opus 1 for string orchestra
- Haydn • Cello Concerto in C
Before the interval the strings will perform Antonin Dvořák’s irresistibly appealing Serenade. A few years ago Amsterdam Sinfonietta recorded this core repertoire piece on CD. The international press showered the interpretation with accolades, writing: ‘One of the most desiring and beguiling performances of Dvorak’s Serenade that one could imagine’ and ‘Everything here breathes musical passion, and the listener cannot but surrender to such a performance.’