La chasse - The Hunt: Music from Paris and Vienna
In its New Year’s Concert 2013 the Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg under its principal conductor Hansjörg Angerer spans a bridge from Vienna to Paris to celebrate the beginning of the New Year with a resounding flourish. The programme features typical court hunting music, dating back to the Baroque period, on historic hunting horns, and also highly popular light music from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Since time immemorial people have hunted not only stags, deer and hares but have also chased after happiness, success, wealth, speed, private or social recognition, and not least love...
Over the course of time hunting music gradually evolved from being something used for a specific purpose to become art music. Many great composers of the past introduced hunting themes into their compositions to evoke the moods of nature, the forest and hunting in their works.
This life broadcast concert includes repertoire by Marce Antoine de Dampierre, Jaques Offenbach, Joseph Hellmesberger jr., Adolphe Adam, Emile Waltteufel, Franz von Suppé, Joseph Lanner, Eduard Strauß, Johann Strauss, and Franz Lehár.
Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum Salzburg
Wenzel Fuchs, concert master, principal solo clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic
Hansjörg Angerer, Principal conductor