Quartets for Flute and Strings
Photo of Ariane Brisson, Julie Triquet, Lambeert Chen and Julie Trudeau

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.

Program

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

Artists

Ariane Brisson, flûte
Julie Triquet, violin
Lambert Chen, viola
Julie Trudeau, cello

They said...

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.

Claude Gingras, La Presse

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.

Christophe Huss, Le Devoir

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

Alexandre Villemaire, PAN M 360