Alternately humorous, bright and dramatic, the music of Austrian genius Mozart has charmed listeners for well over two centuries through its profoundly humanistic authenticity. The composer’s four Quartets for flute and string trio—the focus of this program—are certainly no exception. (Re) discover these true gems of the repertoire for flute in this commented concert by flutist Ariane Brisson, joined by colleagues from the Sela trio.
Quartet No. 3 in C major, K. 285b (18’30)
I – Allegro
II – Tema con variazioni
Quartet No. 2 in G majo, K. 285a (11’30)
I – Andante
II – Tempo di minuetto
Quartet No. 4 in A major, K. 298 (11’)
I – Thema. Andante
II – Minuetto – Trio
III – Rondieaoux. Allegretto grazioso
Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285a (18’)
I – Allegro
II – Adagio
III – Rondeau
Ariane Brisson, flûte
Julie Triquet, violin
Lambert Chen, viola
Julie Trudeau, cello
Even before hearing the jury’s verdict, it was obvious that flutist Ariane Brisson stood head and shoulders above the rest. Her performance of Theobald Boehm’s very long and exceptionally challenging Grande Polonaise op. 16 showcased not only her perfectly developed technique, but all manner of refinements in her articulation and tone.
It would be an understatement to say that the ray of sunshine was flutist Ariane Brisson’s performance in Bach’s Suite No. 2, admirably nurtured by the attentive and detailed conducting of Mathieu Lussier. As such, it accounted for the 29 minutes of genuine frankness and real naturalness of the evening. A musical feast and a celebration of Bach.
Ariane Brisson captive par la musicalité de son jeu, ainsi que le contrôle et la qualité de sa technique et de ses lignes musicales, mais surtout par la verve avec laquelle elle exprime et fait vivre chaque point, chaque respiration, chaque intention et subtilité de ces récits musicaux, par le prisme de son langage personnel