Music for a Viennese Salon

Music for a Viennese Salon


Night Music
Steven Zohn, flute, and Heather Miller Lardin, violone – co-directors

Release Date:

7th August 2020

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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 Joseph Kraus, a duo by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf for the unusual combination of viola and double bass, and a chamber arrangement – by the impresario Johann Peter Salomon in the same instrumentation as the Kraus Quintet – of perhaps the most notorious of symphonic surprises.


Joseph Martin Kraus (1756 – 1792)
Quintet in D, VB 188, for flute and strings
1. I. Allegro moderato (14.12)
2. II. Largo (7.09)
3. III. Finale: con brio (6.40)

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
(1739 – 1799)
Duetto in E-flat, Kr. 219, for viola and violone
4. I. Allegro (4.40)
5. II. Menuetto I (2.47)
6. III. Adagio (2.47)
7. IV. Menuetto II (2.20)
8. V. Andante: Tema con variazioni (3.33)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Symphony in G, Hob. I:94, “Surprise” (arr. Johann Peter Salomon for flute and strings)
9. I. Adagio – Vivace assai (7.36)
10. II. Andante (6.16)
11. III. Menuetto (4.39)
12. IV. Allegro di molto (4.04)
Total time: 66.46

Recorded 27 – 29 August 2018, Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church, Wilmington, Delaware
Producer: Erin Banholzer
Engineer: Loren Stata