Albrecht Mayer & Friends
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Internationally renowned oboist Albrecht Mayer and friends perform lively pieces by Mozart, Britten and Moeran.

Featuring works by Mozart, Benjamin Britten and Ernest John Moeran, this programme of chamber music stars oboist Albrecht Mayer. Mayer is principal oboe with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and an internationally renowned chamber musician. Mayer will be joined by, among others, Berlin-based violinist Diana Tishenko. Tishenko was announced as a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation in 2020/21 and is a regular soloist with the Kyiv Symphony.

The concert is bookended by two fantasy quartets, both composed for the great oboist Lon Goossens. Britten wrote his Phantasy Quartet when he was 18, inspired by the free-flowing 16th-century fantasia style. Moerans Fantasy Quartet includes references to Norfolk folk tunes. Both composers would have known Mozarts Oboe Quartet, K370, also written with a virtuoso oboist in mind.

The programme is completed by Brittens moving Elegy for solo viola, and some lively variations on God Save the King. These were co-written by violinist Joseph Ghys and Adrien Franois Servais, once known as the Paganini of the cello.

Supported by Hedley G Wright

Albrecht Mayer Oboe

Diana Tishchenko Violin

Liisa Randalu Viola

Istvn Vrdai Cello

Britten Phantasy Quartet

Mozart Oboe Quartet

Britten Elegy for Viola solo

Servais/Ghys Variations brillantes et concertantes sur lair God save the King for Violin and Cello

Moeran Fantasy Quartet

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