1773 – A Retrospective
17 January 2023 – Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm
This entertaining and illuminating selection of works composed in 1773 begins with one of Mozart’s most genial middle-period symphonies and ends with his first enduringly popular masterpiece. In between, Haydn’s famed horn writing takes the instrument to the almost ridiculous extremes of its compass, while soprano Alexandra Lowe, making her eagerly anticipated company début, sings arias that are by turns dramatic, lyrical and virtuosic.
There will be a free pre-performance talk by Ian Page at 6.15pm.
|Mozart||Symphony No. 27 in G major, K.199|
|Schweitzer||“Zwischen Angst und zwischen Hoffen” from Alceste|
|C. P. E. Bach||Symphony in B minor, Wq.182/5|
|Mysliveček||“Potea quel pianto” from La Passione di Gesu Cristo|
|Haydn||“È la pompa un grand’imbroglio” from L’infedeltà delusa|
|Symphony No. 51 in B flat major|
|Mozart||“Exsultate, jubilate”, K.165|
Mozart: Symphony No. 27 in G major, K.199
Schweitzer: “Zwischen Angst und zwischen Hoffen” from Alceste
C. P. E. Bach: Symphony in B minor, Wq.182/5
Mysliveček: “Potea quel pianto” from La Passione di Gesu Cristo
Haydn: “È la pompa un grand’imbroglio” from L’infedeltà delusa
Haydn: Symphony No. 51 in B flat major
Mozart: “Exsultate, jubilate”, K.165
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