Salzburg Festival Blog 6 (28 July)

A morning  spent studying new  scores is followed by our first rehearsal with the Mozarteum Orchestra for our opening Mozart Matinee. It’s an interesting programme with the quirky and virtuosic Divertmento K131 and the great E flat major Symphony  K543 framing two concert arias. The Horns are busy in the Divertimento  – there are four of them  and they have self-contained  music in both of the Menuets. The flute solos in this Opus are scarily fast but delivered with panache by our principal (Ingrid Hasse).

A  brief swim is followed by a quiet evening in Aigen.