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 begin our residency at Brussels' Bozar, 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.