Şefika Kutluer will play the recently rediscovered ‘Wendling Flute Concerto’ in at a festival this December.
A recently rediscovered flute concerto will be performed in Turkey as part of the seventh Şefika Kutluer Festival. The festival stars Turkish flautist Şefika Kutluer, who will be performing the ‘Wendling Flute Concerto’ with the Austrian Tutti Mozart Orchestra and conductor Vinicius Kattah.
Kattah founded the Tutti Mozart orchestra in 2015 with the intention of performing all of Mozart’s works on period instruments in a series of weekly YouTube videos, and it was apparently he who uncovered the score. “It has been in a library in Switzerland under the name ‘Wendling Flute Concerto’ and has never been performed,” said Kutluer in a report published by Hurriyet Daily News. “But the letter Mozart wrote to his father was discovered recently, and the work was understood to have been composed by Mozart. I am proud to be performing this work.”
The Wendling of the title refers to Mannheim flute player, Johann Baptist Wendling, who wrote a number of flute concertos and was considered one of the finest virtuosos of his...