He responded to this reprieve with music full of life and optimism, from the questing opening horn-call to the unstoppable momentum of the finale, in which he quotes Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’.
In the first half, Mozart’s overture to The Marriage of Figaro vividly conjures up the bustle of preparations for Figaro and Susanna’s wedding.
Next we hear one of the composer’s finest piano concertos. A graceful and uplifting first movement, a slow movement full of profound emotion, and a dazzling ‘theme and variations’ finale give the soloist the chance to display both technical skill and communicative gifts.
RepertoireMozart: Overture, The Marriage of Figaro; Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K.453
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