Following their widely acclaimed Beethoven Journey, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes joined forces once again in 2019 to explore two especially remarkable years in the history of classical music with Mozart Momentum 1785/1786, a new performing and recording project spanning four years.
During these four years, they have brought their passionate expertise for the Mozartian repertoire to numerous places and audiences worldwide. Furthermore, the project resulted in two critically acclaimed recordings for Sony Classical: Mozart Momentum 1785 and Mozart Momentum 1786.
The final location for this project couldn’t be more poetic: the place where Mozart found life himself is where the MCO and Leif Ove Andsnes will say goodbye to Mozart Momentum. The city of Salzburg breathes Mozart in every corner and cobblestone and after some COVID-induced rescheduling, the MCO is thrilled to finally step foot in the great composer’s city of birth again.
The project accumulates into a one-night performance of two piano concerti and the Prague Symphony. During their partnership, the MCO and Leif Ove Andsnes learnt how to perfectly balance the role of soloist between the piano and the orchestra, becoming the perfect vessel for highlighting the intense density and melodic genius of Mozart's score.