Emmanuel Pahud - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Emmanuel Pahud

30 September - 13 October 2017


CPE BACH Sonata for Flute in A minor
JS BACH The Musical Offering: Ricercar a 6
RAVEL (arr. Richard Tognetti) String Quartet in F major
FRANCK (arr. Richard Tognetti) Sonata for Flute & Strings


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Emmanuel Pahud Flute

The world’s greatest living flautist Emmanuel Pahud is back! Fourteen years after his Australian debut with the ACO, one of Richard Tognetti’s great musical friends returns. Pahud currently divides his time between his Principal Flute position at the Berlin Philharmonic and touring the world as a soloist.

This program is like an historical adventure – tracing the Franco-Germanic lineage from JS Bach to his son Carl Philipp Emanuel, the on through to Franck, Debussy and Ravel.

And it gives our soloist an opportunity to stand alone in the spotlight with CPE Bach’s Flute Sonata, a stunning example of the composer’s genius, and Debussy’s Syrinx, which may well be the greatest solo flute piece of all time. 

Ravel’s String Quartet, composed at the very beginning of the 20th century, is brimming with seductive melodies, iridescent pizzicato passages, colourful trill effects and luscious harmonies. Franck’s great Violin Sonata, arranged here for flute and strings by Richard Tognetti, is testament to Franck’s influence over such composers as Ravel and Debussy.

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“… one of today’s most exciting and adventurous musicians…”

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Llewellyn Hall, with Vincent Plush
Sat 30 Sep 7.15pm


Arts Centre Melbourne, with Lucy Rash
Sun 1 Oct 1.45pm
Tue 3 Oct 6.45pm


Perth Concert Hall, with Rosalind Appleby
Wed 4 Oct 6.45pm


City Recital Hall
Sat 7 Oct 6.45pm, with Francis Merson
Tue 10 Oct 7.15pm, with Francis Merson
Wed 11 Oct 6.15pm, with Francis Merson
Fri 13 Oct 12.45pm, with Tanja Binggeli

Sydney Opera House
Sun 8 Oct 1.15pm, with Francis Merson


QPAC Concert Hall, with Gordon Hamilton
Mon 9 Oct 6.15pm