Evening Masterwork: Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Flute and Harp Concerto in C major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Evening Masterwork for July 17, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

In 1778, a 22-year old Mozart visited Paris with his mother, and upon arriving he received a commission from the Duke of Gaines for a brand new piece: a concerto for flute and harp. Actually, Mozart found the commission to be less-than-inspiring… he admitted to disliking both instruments, and the combination was especially difficult to compose for. Of course, Mozart managed to create a crowd favorite anyway. Hear it tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.