"I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument."
Janitsch hosted weekly parties on Fridays for professionals and amateurs to play music together. The gathering came to be known as the “Friday Academy.”
It's music "fit for a king," as powerful rulers do double-duty as composers. We’ll hear music composed by Frederick the Great, Alfonso X, Thibaut I, and more.