Twenty pieces of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have been discovered 220 years after he died.
The Vienna-based International Mozart Academy said yesterday that the compositions have been identified as works composed by Mozart in the year before his death. The works include 2 complete symphonies, a 28th piano concerto, a Masonic hymn, songs, and an opera based on the play The Stolen Kiss by Pierre Beaumarchais.
Mozart, who was born in Salzburg, lived from 1756 to 1791. He played the piano from an early age and began composing when he was five. He eventually created more than 600 works, including operas, chamber music, orchestral works and choral pieces.
You can listen to the finale to the Piano Concerto No. 28 in A major here.
This Saturday, March 15th at the Brown Theatre, the Louisville Orchestra will play an all-Mozart concert led by Tito Muñoz and featuring soloists from within the orchestra. Concertmaster Michael Davis and principal horn John Gustely sat down with Alan Brandt to talk about the concert and their roles in the orchestra.
The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation was formed in the late 1800s to further the study of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life and work. In 1956, the Foundation began presenting concerts in a yearly festival that begins on December 5 (the anniversary of Mozart’s death) with the Requiem. During our week-long broadcast of The Mozart Festival you’ll hear highlights from the year’s festival, artist interviews and behind-the-scenes features that take you for a close-up look at original manuscripts and letters by Mozart, for a visit to a café frequented by the Mozart family, and a revealing look at original portraits of Mozart. Join The Mozart Festival this week at 8pm.
Violinist Chris Robinson is a Louisvillian and student at the College-Conservatory of Music. In addition to being a full-time student, he’s starting a chamber music series called Giovani Vecchi.”Chris was in town promoting his series, and will perform with David Taustine on July 26th at the St. Francis in the Fields Church, in Prospect. Chris and David stopped by to give us a preview of the concert series, with movements of Brahms and Mozart sonatas, and an arrangement of a Chopin Nocturne by Nathan Milstein.
Adam Fischer has been the Principal Conductor of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra since 1998, and has since embarked on a ambitious journey to record all of Mozart’s symphonies and operas. Our Featured Album highlights five early symphonies from an 11 year-old. Here’s a sample of some of their work with Mozart’s Idomeneo. Mozart.