Mozart’s Czech Mates
14 July, 7:30pm - Wigmore Hall, London
Our season ends at Wigmore Hall with a concert exploring Mozart’s links and friendships with a number of outstanding Bohemian composers who settled in Vienna at the same time as him. The programme is framed by dramatic G minor symphonies by Vanhal and Kozeluch, and also features arias by Gluck (the hauntingly beautiful Se mai senti spirarti sul volto from his La clemenza di Tito, which students complained broke all the rules of harmony), Mysliveček and Mozart himself, as well as a scene from Benda’s astonishing melodrama Medea. The soloist is again Chiara Skerath.
Vanhal Symphony in G minor (g2)
Gluck “Se mai senti spirarti sul volto” from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Concert aria, “Bella mia fiamma… Resta, o cara”, K.528
Mysliveček “Se mai senti spirarti sul volto” from La clemenza di Tito
J. Benda Scene from Medea
Kozeluch Symphony in G minor
Pre-concert talk by Ian Page, 6.00pm.