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Franz Liszt Musicacademy + Matinee (alt)

Two wunderkinder, early compositions, mature moments – this could be the subtitle of this concert. 

Mozart was just eight when he set his first symphony to paper. It reveals the strong influence of Leopold Mozart and Johann Christian Bach, while containing the composer’s four-note motif famous in his last ‘Jupiter’ symphony. The piano concerto is the work of 26-year-old Mozart, who wrote the piece rich in melodies (no fewer than six themes can be found in the first movement alone!) and dedicated to the memory of the abovementioned son of Bach the elder, for his own debut in Vienna. By the age of 12–14, Mendelssohn had composed a dozen string symphonies. Meanwhile he found time to write the Piano Concerto in A minor as well, which is frequently unacknowledged by posterity – unworthily so. 

The fact is that if these works are placed in the right hands, and are performed by such artists as Kossuth Prize laureate Dénes Várjon and Vienna Chamber Orchestra who have worked together with Menuhin, Holliger, Britten, and Barenboim, miracles happen.

Thu, 01.
January 1970
Conductor Ludwig Müller
Solist Dénes Várjon