The members of Pro Musica Rara seem of late to be particularly interested in music written for the court of the flute-playing Frederick the Great of Prussia. Such was the case at a concert earlier this winter and such was the case at PMR's fine concert yesterday afternoon at Lovely Lane Methodist Church.
It presented music by Johann Joachim Quantz and Johann Adolph Hasse, the two leading musical lights of Frederick's court, and music by some of the composers who formed their taste.
Quantz's Sonata in C for Flute and Recorder, the first piece on the program, received a performance in which Sara Landgren, ** flute, and Leslie Starr, recorder, partnered each other expertly. Some of the playing wasn't always in tune -- it rarely is on pitch-betraying early instruments -- but it was always lively and (in the slow movement) moving and intense. Landgren also played the solo