Mozart 250 - Music of 1767
Live from Wigmore Hall, in London, Classical Opera give a concert featuring the music of the young Mozart and his contemporaries, including Gassmann, Gluck, JC Bach, Abel and Arne.
Live from Wigmore Hall, Classical Opera presents MOZART 250 - Music of 1767.
Spanning 27 years - from the 250th anniversary of Mozart's childhood visit to London to the 250th anniversary of his death - Classical Opera tonight reach the third year in a journey in which they re-tread the steps of musical history, examining, contextualising and celebrating the life of Mozart.
Ian Page's period instrument ensemble are joined by three outstanding young soloists, including the BBC New Generation Artist, Ashley Riches as they explore the music of the young Mozart and the composers who influenced him.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Mozart: Symphony no.6 in F major
Gassmann: Bella in un vago viso from Amore e Psiche
Gluck: No, crudel, non posso vivere from Alceste
JC Bach: Sopra quell capo indegno from Carataco
Abel: Frene le belle lagrime from Sifari
Mozart: Grabmusik K.42
Haydn: Vidit suum & Flammis orci from Stabat Mater HXXbis
Arne: Symphony no.1 in C major
Mozart: Natus cadit atque Deus from Apollo et Hyacinthus K.38
Gemma Summerfield (soprano); Stuart Jackson (tenor); Ashley Riches (bass-baritone)
Classical Opera Orchestra
Ian Page (conductor).
Post-concert: Music on the Brink of Destruction