Thomas Fheodoroff, conductor & solo violin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in D major KV 251 “Nannerl Septet” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto D major KV 218 Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Sinfonia concertante in G major op. 13 Joseph Haydn: Symphony no. 59 A major Hob. I:59 “Fire Symphony”
When Mozart left Paris without having seen much success in 1778, Haydn had long been a star in the metropolis on the river Seine. Originally, the Concerts spirituels were given on days on which the opera was closed due to religious holidays; they became the most popular soirées and Haydn’s symphonies were much in demand there. Prisma Wien revives the format of the concert spirituel: The ensemble plays Haydn’s Symphony no. 59, a work rich in contrasts, Mozart’s violin concerto in D major, dating from 1775, and the septet which was composed one year later, in July 1776, probably on the occasion of the 25th name day of his sister Maria Anna. Moreover, you are invited to discover a work by the Caribbean composer Joseph Boulogne de Saint-Georges who was a contemporary of Haydn and Mozart. The son of a French nobleman and a young slave girl from Guadeloupe embarked on a remarkable career in the French capital, also meeting Mozart there.
Mon 5 August / 18:30 / Knights’ hall at the Abbey Church of Ossiach
With Thomas Fheodoroff and Isabelle Gustorff. Free entry