Kristian Bezuidenhout at Wigmore Hall
16 May 2017, 7.30pm - Wigmore Hall, London
Award-winning fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation, joins Ian Page and Classical Opera to perform Mozart’s earliest keyboard concertos. Composed in the summer of 1767, these works were initially believed to be Mozart’s own compositions, but have since been identified as orchestrations of existing eighteenth-century sonatas. As such, they offer fascinating insights into the eleven-year-old Mozart’s development as a composer.
These concertos are complemented here by two charming arias, composed in the same year, performed by soprano Soraya Mafi.
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in F major, K.37
“A Berenice… Sol nascente in questo giorno”, K.70
Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, K.39
Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major, K.40
“Ein ergrimmter Löwe brüllet” from Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, K.35
Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in G major, K.41