Americans in Paris, Cairo and Quebec City

Salle Claude-Léveillée August 13, 2022

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Flutist Arin Sarkissian won the OSM Competition in 2020 at the age of 21 - Mozart was the same age when he composed his Flute Quartet no. 1, a gem of the style galant. Preceding this work, audience members will have the chance to discover two pieces for strings, including a Trio by American composer and missionary in Egypt John Antes, written around 1780 while he was recovering after being captured, then released by Ottoman adherents. The piece by Jean-Pierre Guignon, meanwhile, features a masterful version for two violins of the famous tune from Les Sauvages by Jean-Philippe Rameau (titled in 1727), immortalized in his opera Les Indes galantes.

Jean-Pierre Guignon, Les Sauvages de Jean-Philippe Rameau avec des variations, for two violins (5 min) 
John Antes, Trio in D minor, for Two Violins and Cello, op. 3, no. 2 (14 min) 
Haydn, Flute Quartet no. 4 in G major, op. 5, Hob.II:1:IV. Fantasia moderato (8 min) 
Mozart, Flute Quartet no. 1 in D major, K. 285 (14 min) 


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