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Mozart Doubled, Haydn Distracted

Portland Baroque Orchestra

By Anne Adams October 15, 2010

Find dueling banjos too twangy? Dueling pianos too hammy? Well, how about violin versus viola, in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola , demonstrated below by the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, and slated for three weekend performances by Portland Baroque Orchestra, featuring Grammy Nominee Monica Huggett. To me, this piece has a similar mood to Beethoven’s Pastorale , and would be equally at home among the fauns of Fantasia:

The other piece on the program, Haydn’s Il Distratto, apparently catches Haydn in an erratic, distracted state. No. A moody composer? Say it ain’t so!

Friday and Saturday’s performances at First Baptist Church; Sunday at Reed College. For a more comprehensive list of upcoming events, visit the Arts & Entertainment Calendar anytime!

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