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Classical Opera Company - Kozeluch, Mozart

Ian Page conducts the Classical Opera Company and soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon in two concert arias by Mozart and symphonies in G minor by Mozart and Kozeluch.

Live from the Wigmore Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

A concert of remarkable G minor symphonies by Mozart and Czech contemporary Kozeluch which frame arias by Mozart.

Ian Page conducts a programme featuring the two magnificent concert arias conceived by Mozart for the celebrated Czech soprano Josepha Duschek. One story has it that the soprano kept Mozart locked up in a pavilion in her garden until he had written 'Bella mia fiamma' for her - Mozart allegedly retaliated by writing an extremely tricky part for the soloist - certainly it's a work which tests any soprano. Tonight the soprano is the young South African - Sarah-Jane Brandon - who has won rave reviews since winning the Kathleen Ferrier Competition in 2009.

These arias are framed by two symphonies in G minor - Mozart's 40th Symphony was one of only two symphonies he wrote in a minor key and has become one of his most popular pieces. Much less well known is
the G minor Symphony of Czech composer Leopold Kozeluch, a contemporary of Mozart - and sometimes bitter rival - but very popular at the time in Vienna. Compare their works in this intriguing programme.

Kozeluch - Symphony in G minor
Mozart - Ah, lo previdi. Ah, t'invola agl'occhi miei
Mozart - E Susanna non vien. Dove sono i bei momenti from Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart - Bella mia fiamma. Resta, o cara
Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)
Classical Opera Company
Ian Page (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Classical Opera Company

    • Leopold KoĹželuh

      Symphony no. 5 in G minor

      Conductor: Ian PAGE Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Le Nozze di Figaro - opera in 4 acts K.492

      Conductor: Ian PAGE Performer: Sarah-Jane BRANDON - Soprano Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Ah, lo previdi ... Ah, t'invola - recitative and aria K.272 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Ian PAGE Performer: Sarah-Jane BRANDON - Soprano Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Bella mia fiamma... Resta, o cara - recitative and aria K.528 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Ian PAGE Performer: Sarah-Jane BRANDON - Soprano Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Adagio in B flat major K.411 for 2 clarinets and 3 basset horns

      Conductor: Ian PAGE Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Symphony no. 40 in G minor K.550

      Conductor: Ian PAGE Performer: Classical Opera Company Orchestra

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