Alphorn in concert & 432Hz
A giant with an extraordinary voice
Great University Hall, Salzburg

“Many years ago I was in the Alps and saw an alphorn in a small shop in the mountains. I tried to play it and ... it was love at first sight! "
- Carlo Torlontano


A concert worth experiencing in two respects: On the one hand, Carlo Torlontano brings us the alphorn, which was traditionally used by shepherds and for signal transmission and which is still a rarity in concert halls around the world. Certainly for most of them, this is the first opportunity to experience this instrument with an orchestra. But anyone who thinks that this concept is completely new is mistaken: Leopold Mozart wrote a “Sinfonia pastorella” for shepherd's horn and strings, as we shall hear. The soloist is particularly fascinated by the feeling of peace and tranquility that the instrument spreads with its vibrations.
On the other hand, the natural, non-tempered mood of the alphorn inspired Elisabeth Fuchs to play with the listeners' listening habits. Therefore, the instruments on this evening sound much lower than usual today, namely at 432 Hertz. An experiment with which the audience can explore the effects of the altered concert pitch.

WA MOZART · Serenade No. 13 in G major, KV 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”, 1st movement in 443Hz & 432Hz
MARIANNA MARTINES · Symphony in D major
G. D'AQUILA · The Great Horn of Helm for alphorn & string orchestra
N.HANSALIK SAMALE · Walpurgis Night for Alphorn & String Orchestra
L. MOZART, Arr.: C. Torlontano · Sinfonia pastorella for shepherd's horn & string orchestra, LMV VII:G3
PI TCHAIKOVSKY · Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

Carlo Torlontano · Alphorn
Elisabeth Fuchs · Conductor
Philharmonic Salzburg

MI · 02. March 2022 · 19: 30
DO · 03. March 2022 · 19: 30
Great University Hall, Salzburg

Ticket prices: € 12 to € 59
Concert duration: approx. 90 minutes. Concert without a break until around 21:00 p.m.

Photo © Carlo Torlontano