30 April, 7:30pm - Queen Elizabeth Hall
E flat major is the key to this exquisite line-up of Mozart masterpieces, as conductor Ian Page and his acclaimed period-instrument ensemble collaborate for the first time with the celebrated Dutch fortepianist Ronald Brautigam. They are joined by the exciting young Australian soprano Samantha Clarke.
Brautigam has won international acclaim and multiple awards for his recordings of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and his playing combines technical virtuosity with intellectual integrity and a vibrant spirit of discovery. This concert – the first in a projected series of three, each culminating with one of the final three symphonies – combines the effortless charm of the Piano Concerto No. 22 and popular arias from Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni with the majestic Symphony No. 39
“Brautigam’s playing is faultless throughout, and the finale – a real contrapuntal tour de force – is dazzling.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
Mozart “Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro” from Le nozze di Figaro
“ Mi tradì quell’alma ingrata” from Don Giovanni
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K.482
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K.543