|Franz Joseph Haydn|
Symphony No. 94 in G Major ‘Surprise’ (Mit dem Paukenschlag)
|Joseph Martin Kraus|
Flute Quintet in D major
|Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf|
Duetto for Viola and Violin in E flat major, Kr.219
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.