Plenty of sceptics awaited Mozart’s arrival in Italy during the 1770s despite his preceding reputation as a rising star. Applause after every aria and cries of ‘Long live the little Maestro’ quickly silenced the nay-sayers as his latest opera Mitridate, re de Ponto thrilled audiences. The decade would also see bounding leaps in Mozart’s instrumental music, produced not just the 5 violin concertos on his return to Salzburg, but the wondrous Symphony No.29 in a flurry of activity.
After sell-out performances of Ariodante, we’re delighted to explore Mozart’s transformation from wunderkind to established master with soprano Christiane Karg.
Mozart ‘Geme la tortorella’ from La Finta Giardiniera K196 Mozart ‘Lungi da te, mio bene’ from Mitridate K87 Mozart Divertimento in B flat K137 Mozart ‘Aer tranquillo’ from Il re pastore K208 Mozart ‘Exsulate, Jubilate’ K165 Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor K546 Mozart Symphony in A No.29 K201
The English Concert Laurence Cummingsdirector Christiane Kargsoprano