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Mozart & Strauss

Asper (A)bsolute Classics

Mozart & Strauss

This concert is livestream only. In-person tickets for this concert are not available.

Maestro Daniel Raiskin returns to the podium as principal French horn Patricia Evans takes centre stage as soloist for Mozart’s Andante in B flat major for Horn and Strings and two Sonatas by Luigi Cherubini.

The WSO’s vivid strings section is once again highlighted in Mozart’s Divertimento for string quartet and Rossini’s colourful Sonata No. 3.

Rounding out the program, audiences will also be treated to Serenade in Eb major for 13 winds by Richard Strauss, which was his first work for winds as a composer and launched his career as a successful conductor.

 Your ticket to the concert also includes access to the livestream of the performance on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 pm CST.

You will receive an email on the day of the concert with a private link and instructions on how to watch the concert from home. The concert will be available for viewing for approximately 72 hours after the livestream.

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Tickets for the recording are available for purchase until Jan. 19 at 3:00 pm CST. For orders after the first livestream, the link will be included in your order confirmation.

The concert will be available for viewing for approximately 72 hours after the first livestream.

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Daniel Raiskin


Patricia Evans



Divertimento in D major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Andante in B flat major for Horn and Strings

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonata No.3 in C major

Gioacchino Rossini

2 Sonatas for French Horn & Orchestra

Luigi Cherubini

Serenade in Eb major for 13 Winds

Richard Strauss

Get more acquainted


  • Besides the viola, which he’s played for more than 30 years, one of Maestro Raiskin’s favourite instrument is the French horn.


  • Mozart‘s Divertimento closely mirrors the style of the Italian concertos for strings, which he must certainly have encountered during his several visits to Italy.


  • Rossini’s six string sonatas were written in Ravenna during the summer of 1804. The composer was just 12 years old and staying at the home of amateur double bass enthusiast Agostini Triossi. For many years the whereabouts of these early sonatas remained a mystery. Most scholars assumed they had been destroyed. In 1954, Rossini’s original version turned up at the Library of Congress in Washington.


  • If you were watching our WSO @ Home Recitals over the summer, you might remember watching a performance of Mozart’s Horn Concerto featuring Patricia Evans on horn and RBC Assistant Conductor Naomi Woo on the piano.


  • Richard Strauss’ Serenade was the first work the composer had ever written for winds. In fact, it kind of came out of nowhere. He modelled it after Mozart’s seven movement Serenade in B-flat, K. 361. Strauss would describe the Serenade as “nothing more than the respectable work of a music student.”

Jan 16, 2021 | 7:30 pm
Livestream only


Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Series Sponsor:
Asper Foundation Gail Asper Family Foundation

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