Mozart’s Czech Mates
We are sad to announce that this concert has had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Closing our season at Wigmore Hall, this concert explores 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 features arias by Mozart, Mysliveček and 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), as well as a scene from Benda’s astonishing melodrama Medea. The soloist is Associate Artist 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.
“It is hard to imagine hearing another performance as convivial and life-affirming as this.”