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.
The English Concert
Laurence Cummings director/harpsichord
Christiane Karg soprano
Mozart ‘Geme la tortorella’ from La Finta Giardiniera K196
Mozart ‘Lungi da te, mio bene’ from Mitridate K87
Mozart Divertimento in Bflat 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