CARL DITTERS VON DITTERSDORF (1739-1799): Duetto in E Flat for Viola and Violone, JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS (1756-1792): Flute Quintet in D, JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809): Symphony No. 94 in G “Surprise” for Flute and Strings (arr. Johann Peter Salomon [1745-1815]).
Catalogue Number: 08W020
Description: Philadelphia-based period-instrument ensemble Night Music re-creates an afternoon of music making from October 1801 at the Austrian capital’s Palais Arnstein, with a flamboyant quintet for flute and strings by Kraus, a duo by Dittersdorf for the unusual combination of viola and double bass, and a chamber arrangement – by the impresario Johann Peter Salomon utilizing the same instrumentation as the Kraus quintet – of perhaps the most notorious of symphonic surprises. Night Music.