Mozart and Schumann
Naples Philharmonic Sypert Salon Chamber Music
Musicians of the Naples Philharmonic
Mozart — Flute Quartet in D Major
Schumann — Fairy Tales
Mozart — String Quartet
Mozart famously disliked the flute, having once penned a letter to his father stating that it was an instrument he “cannot bear.” But that aversion toward the instrument is difficult to detect in listening to his D Major Flute Quartet, commissioned along with a flute concerto and an additional flute quartet. Musicians of the Naples Philharmonic perform Mozart’s lively and animated chamber masterpiece for flute and strings, as well as Schumann’s Fairy Tales — a whirling, bouncing collection of four fairy tales evoking a sense of fairies dancing. This piece, written for clarinet, viola and piano, was performed by Schumann’s wife, Clara, at its premiere.