WHAT'S ON / Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Richard Egarr conducts Mozart

Beethoven: Overture, Coriolan
Mozart:
Symphony No 36 in C ‘Linz’, K425
Overture, The Magic Flute, K620
Mass in C ‘Coronation’, K317

Richard Egarr: conductor; Elizabeth Watts: soprano; Daniela Lehner: mezzo soprano; James Gilchrist: tenor; Andrew Foster-Williams: bass baritone

SCO Chorus; Gregory Batsleer: chorus director

What’s in a key? The scales of C Major and C minor might start from the same note, but the music they inspired from Mozart and Beethoven couldn’t be more different. For Mozart, C Major was a region of self-confident optimism and cosmic order, as in the so-called ‘Linz’ symphony – written in just a few days in 1783 – and his 1779 ‘Coronation’ Mass, one of the most joyfully life-affirming of the many Missa brevis settings that Mozart composed in Salzburg. But Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture turns to C minor to create a single-mindedly tragic experience, a musical journey to self-annihilation written for Heinrich Joseph von Collin’s play. And the Magic Flute Overture? It’s in E-flat Major, C minor’s jubilant cousin…

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Richard Egarr conducts Mozart
Event Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Richard Egarr conducts Mozart
Date 23 February 2017 at 7:30pm
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