artistry beyond the notes…

Mozart in Wallingford

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The venue for our concert tonight (16 May) is the historic St Peter’s church, Walingford (Oxfordshire). OxfordshireWallingfordStPeterextmainSt Peter’s was decommissioned in the 1970s and is now a much-loved venue for classical music. Our concert there introduces Mozart in various instrumental guises, starting with the ever-popular “Kegelstatt” Trio, K.498 for clarinet, viola and piano (in which Mozart played viola at the first performance); followed by his Violin Sonata in B flat, K.454 (written for Italian virtuosa Regina Strinasacchi, for the premiere of which Mozart performed the piano part entirely from memory, having not had time to write it out!); and we conclude with the mighty “Gran’ Partita” Serenade, K.361 in an arrangement by C.F.G Schwencke (c.1805) for Quintet.

 

 

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Author: ensembledenote

Period-instrument chamber music group specialising in music from the era of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

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