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Music from Mozart's Last Years

3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 January 2011

Suzy Klein and Petroc Trelawny introduce music from Mozart's last years.

It's fair to say most people know at least something about Mozart's life, for instance that he was a child prodigy and died while writing his Requiem. But is there any fact about Mozart - man or music - you've always wondered about but never dared to ask? Maybe it's about the circumstances of that Requiem or Mozart's fabled skittish personality, or whether he really could write music straight onto the page, almost without thinking.

Well, this evening is your chance.

Dr Cliff Eisen who has been our music consultant on The Genius of Mozart season and is an internationally regarded authority on Mozart will be joining Petroc Trelawny and Suzy Klein on Performance on 3. You'll be able to ask Cliff Eisen your Mozart question live on air or you can email or text.

Mozart: Piano Concerto in B flat, K595
Mitsuko Uchida (piano and director)
Cleveland Orchestra

Mozart: Masonic Cantata: Laut verk√ľnde unsre Freude, K623
Peter Schreier and Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenors)
Andreas Schmidt (bass)
Men's Chorus of Leipzig Radio
Staatskapelle Dresden
Peter Schreier (conductor)

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626
Malin Christensson (soprano)
Daniela Lehner (mezzo)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Henk Neven (bass)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor).

  • The Genius of Mozart live phone-in

    International Mozart expert Cliff Eisen joins Petroc and Suzy in the studio to answer your questions on Mozart.

    To ask Cliff a question:

    Email: performanceon3@bbc.co.uk

    Text: 83111 [Texts are charged at standard network rate (10 to 12p). These are not covered by free text message bundles.]

    Phone: 03700 100 444 [Calls will cost no more than calls to 01 and 02 geographic landlines. Lines open at 6.00pm on Wednesday 12th January]


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