Emerge | Haydn, Mozart and Mannheim Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra is a world-class orchestra of leading Australian musicians who are dedicated to the performance of Classical and Romantic orchestral and chamber music repertoire in historically informed style on period instruments. The second half of the 18th century was a time of revolution in music. Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto exemplifies this, looking backwards to Vivaldi but written in the emerging sonata form. The revolution was driven by leaps in virtuosity made by musicians of the Mannheim court, and many techniques developed at Mannheim can be heard in Haydn’s ‘Drum Roll’ Symphony and Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony. One of the world’s finest bassoon players, Jane Gower, performs the concerto.