Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal



inspirations

  • Mozart Serenata notturna
  • CPE Bach Concerto in D minor for Flute and Strings
  • Rameau Suite from Les BorĂ©ades


Find inspiration in a serenade by the 20-year-old Mozart and in works by two artists he admired. Eminent British musician Harry Bicket, appearing in his Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut, reveals the musical and rhythmic inventiveness and startling modernity of the work Rameau completed in 1764. In this final opera, the French composer chose to extol personal liberty, a daring notion for the 1760’s and one that Mozart would echo in his operas. LACO superstar David Shostac, “world class…a musician’s musician,â€? (Henryk Szering) delights with his golden flute in the Bach.

“Under Harry Bicket’s flamboyant direction, [Rameau’s Suite from Les BorĂ©ades sparkled with the random unpredictability of an opulent chandelier, the lush ornamentation had a melting fluidity, and the theatricality was entrancing.â€? – The Scotsman

broadcast info

Recorded for broadcast on November 6, 2005 at Royce Hall, UCLA. The broadcast of this performance is made possible by generous gifts from Brigitta Troy and General Electric.

  • Harry Bicket Harry Bicket

    photo Geraint Lewis

  • David Shostac David Shostac

    photo LACO Archive

Harry Bicket is generously sponsored by the Dunard Fund USA.

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