W. A. MOZART Piano Quartet No. 1, K. 478
Leif Ove Andsnes piano
Matthew Truscott violin
Joel Hunter viola
Frank-Michael Guthmann cello
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 reunites the MCO and 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, lighting the way for more dynamic communication, dialogue, interaction, and freedom of exchange – echoing the MCO’s own unique approach.
For a series of living room concerts to mark the 100th Anniversary of Mozartfest Würzburg, Andsnes partners with three MCO Principal players for the first of Mozart's Piano Quartets.
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