239 years ago, the most important composer of the classical music world, the genius Mozart, was the guest of Johann Baptist WENDLING in Mannheim when he was 21 years old. Wendling, chief flutist and composer of the Mannheim Symphony Orchestra, was wealthy and highly respected. Mozart, who made great compositions from the age of 5 and traveled all over Europe with his family, fascinated everyone, unfortunately, could not earn money from his profession. We know that Wendling took care of Mozart, hosted him in his house and allocated a room with a piano where he could compose. Mozart’s mother, in the letters she wrote to her husband, praised Wendling and emphasized her happiness that Wendling accepted Mozart as her son and took care of him. In those years when Mozart, struggling with poverty, was a guest at Wendling, thanks to Wendling – through his respected friends – that Mozart was provided with commissioned compositions, Mozart saw a little money and humanity had great compositions that could be listened to with pleasure for hundreds of years. Among these works, there are concertos and many quartets, which are considered to be the most important works of the flute repertoire. To show his gratitude to the Wendling family, Mozart dedicated an aria from the Ilia Opera (K.486a) to Miss Dorothea Wendling, and 2 Ariettas (French ariettas with piano accompaniment) (K.307 and K) with piano accompaniment for Wendling’s daughter Auguste to play and sing. .308) wrote.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart states in the letters he wrote to his father Leopold that he wanted to repay Johann Baptist Wendling for what he did, but that the only thing he could offer Wendling as a gift was his music, nothing else he could do. It all started with Mozart’s letter to his father from Mannheim on November 22, 1777:
In his letter, young Mozart said to his father: “… I received your letter at noon today, I was not at home, I was in Cannabich for the rehearsal of Wendling’s concerto for which I had written the orchestral accompaniment. The gala concert will take place at 6 o’clock today…” And it is because of this letter that this concerto received catalog number KV 284e, in all written Mozart biographies and works, this concerto has been declared ‘lost and unidentified’.
In other words, Mozart gave Wendling a very valuable gift and created a flute concerto by orchestrating a melody of Wendling.
The “Tutti Mozart” group in Vienna is a musician group famous for their academic studies on Mozart, and they have been performing Mozart’s works for years with their orchestra called Tutti Mozart. Tutti Mozart and their conductor, Vinicius Kattah, have tracked down the flute concerto written by Mozart on a melody by Wendling and left to Wendling, as a result of their long years of research as a police spy, and the piece that Mozart and his mother mentioned in their letters, and in recent months this has never been played for 239 years. They say that they have reached the concerto. According to Tutti Mozart’s theory, Mozart did not sign the work that emerged as the “Wendling Flute Concerto” in order to be a response to what was done. And this work remained in the dark shelves of history for 239 years, and was not recorded or recorded by anyone until it was found in the Library in Sweden.
Featuring authentic classical and traditional music from Eastern and Western countries, the festival kicks off with a concert by the Austrian Tutti Mozart Orchestra, conducted by Conductor Vinicius Kattah, to our international flutist Şefika Kutluer, who is awarded the Austrian State Culture Medal, at Zorlu Performing Arts Center on December 2, in Istanbul. . In this concert, the first performance of the concerto of the flutist Johann Baptist Wendling, Mozart’s friend and patron, is performed. Preliminary announcements about this piece started in Vienna in November and the Tutti Mozart group stated that the “world’s first vocalization” of this piece will be performed by our international flutist Şefika Kutluer, who has the Austrian State Culture Medal, on December 2 at Zorlu Performing Arts Center in Istanbul. announced to the world. State Artist Şefika Kutluer spent her specialization period in Vienna with the best Mozart interpreter, educator Werner Tripp, became the world’s first in Vienna, and is a very popular artist among Austrians. Kutluer’s “Mozart” CD, which stands out with its interpretation of the works of Austrian composers and especially Mozart, was shown among the most successful CDs of the year by the American Record Guide. The most important Mozart commentator, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, praised Kutluer after playing together.
The same concert will be repeated at the Nazım Hikmet Concert Hall in the program of the 7th International Şefika Kutluer Festival in Ankara on 4 December.
The CD with the world’s first recording of the work in question will be on the shelves worldwide at the beginning of 2017, accompanied by the Tutti Mozart orchestra led by conductor Vinicua Kattah, with the interpretation of our international artist Şefika Kutluer. NEF, the prominent young but experienced construction company of today, sponsors the concert to be held in Istanbul on December 2, and the CD that will be distributed as the first recording in the world at the beginning of the year and will happily be performed by a Turkish artist.
Austria’s ambassador to Ankara, Klaus Wölfer, states that Kutluer is an artist who deserves to be a pioneer and that she is very happy with what Şefika Kutluer has done for the Austrian culture.