• Acclaimed pianist Robert Levin plays a selection of Mozart sonatas on the composer’s own fortepiano
• Die Entführung aus dem Serail comes alive in a brand new production under conductor and musical director Rene Jacobs
• Renowned clarinetist, conductor and composer Jörg Widmann performs his Clarinet Quintet alongside that of Mozart
John Bryden , MA, ARCM, ARCO
international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer
Depart Gatwick 0715 on British Airways, arriving Salzburg 1015. Transfer to Hotel Am Mirabellplatz for five nights. Visits to Mozart Wohnhaus, Salzburg Residenz and the Residenz Gallery, and the original archives in the Mozarteum’s Autograph Vault (guided tour). Glühwein welcome reception.
Lecture followed by morning concert with Daniel Barenboim (piano): programme to be released closer to the concert date. Afternoon: guided walking tour of Salzburg including Mozart’s birthplace.
Lecture followed by concert with the Schumann Quartet and Kit Armstrong (piano): Mozart Concerto in A major for piano and orchestra KV 414; C P E Bach Concerto in A minor for piano and orchestra Wq 26 – H 430; Mozart Concerto in E flat major for piano and orchestra KV 449. Optional afternoon visits followed by evening concert with René Jacobs (conductor), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Robin Johannsen (Konstanze), Sunhae Im (Blonde) and Sebastian Kohlhepp (Belmonte): Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail KV 384.
Lecture followed by morning concert with Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin: Salieri Octet in E flat major for two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons ‘Armonia per un tempio della notte’; Mozart Serenade in C minor for two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons KV 288; Mozart Serenade in B major for two oboes, two clarinets, two basset horns, four horns, two bassoons and double bass KV 361 ‘Gran Partita’. Free afternoon. Evening concert with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Alain Altinoglu (conductor) and Piotr Anderszewski (piano): Mozart Symphony in D major KV 297 ‘Paris’; Mozart Concerto in B major for piano and orchestra KV 595; Bizet Symphony No 1 in C major.
Lecture followed by morning concert with Hagen Quartet and Jörg Widmann (clarinet): Jörg Widmann Clarinet Quintet; Mozart Quintet in A major for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello KV 581. Afternoon concert with Robert Levin (Mozart’s fortepiano): Mozart Sonata in A major for piano KV 331, Sonata in D major for piano KV 311, Sonata movement in B major for piano KV 400, Sonata in F major for piano KV 280, Sonata in C major for piano KV 330.
Depart Salzburg 1105, arriving Gatwick 1205.
28 Jan — 2 Feb 2018
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Cost of £2195 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £125.