Franz Schubert spiced his sixth symphony with Italian flavours after Rossini's operas swept Vienna. Half a century earlier, Mozart fell in love with Haydn's symphonies in the same city. Theodor Guschlbauer conducts two symphonies whose seeds were sown in his hometown. “The oboe concerto of Vaughan Williams has wonderful folds in which you can enjoy extreme pianissimos,” says the evening's soloist Hannu Perttilä from the HPO's own ranks.
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Symphony No. 25
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Concerto in A minor for Oboe and String Orchestra
Symphony No. 6 in C major "The Little"