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Herreweghe conducts Mozart and Bach

Diese Veranstaltung fand in der Vergangenheit statt
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, Vereinigtes Königreich
Am Donnerstag 21 Februar 2019 um 19:30

Mozart’s final symphony, given the nickname ‘Jupiter’ by an enterprising London impresario, is regarded by many as the high point of the Classical period. In its fourth movement Mozart pays homage to the music of Bach, and takes contrapuntal writing to new heights in a dazzling five-part fugue. 

Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, scored for strings, trumpets, oboes and timpani, is a series of courtly dances – one of which gave us the melody now better known as ‘Air on the G string’. Mendelssohn, a hugely influential advocate for Bach’s music, once played the first movement to Goethe, who said that he imagined ‘a procession of elegantly dressed people descending a great staircase.’

Betrand Chamayou, described by The Guardian as “a remarkable musician, no question”, joins the orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Mozart wrote this to perform himself, and it displays the full range of his talent as both composer and performer. Sparkling outer movements frame an Adagio full of tender emotion. 

Tickets on sale from 6th February.

Philippe Herreweghe © Michael Hendryckx
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