Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
W. A. MOZART Piano Trio No. 3, K. 502
W. A. MOZART Lied der Freiheit, K. 506; Die Zufriedenheit, K. 473; Das Veilchen, K. 476; Gesellenreise, K. 468; Der Zauberer, K. 472
W. A. MOZART Piano Quartet No. 2, K. 493
Leif Ove Andsnes piano
Christiane Karg soprano
Matthew Truscott violin
Joel Hunter viola
Frank-Michael Guthmann cello
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 reunites the MCO with our Artistic Partner Leif Ove Andsnes to look deeply at two of the most creative years in Mozart’s life, through a mix of chamber and orchestral music, plus piano concertos performed with the same intimate agility and self-directed approach that was the hallmark of our celebrated collaboration during the Beethoven Journey (2013–15).
The basis for Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 is the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a landmark work written in 1785 that dramatically reshaped the relationship between soloist and orchestra, paving the way for more dynamic communication, dialogue, interaction, and freedom of exchange – echoing the MCO’s own unique approach.
To conclude our residency at Vienna's Musikverein, in the city that was the cradle of Mozart's creativity during these years, we focus on the intimacy of Mozart's chamber works from the period: expressive songs sung by Christiane Karg, and two pieces that have the piano at their core, interacting with MCO Principals.