New York, October 5, 2016

Mozart Prelude and Fugue in D minor for string trio, K404a No.1

J.S. Bach Fifteen Sinfonias, BWV 787–801 (arr. D. Sitkovetsky)

Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat major, K493

 

Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin

Dov Scheindlin viola

Sergey Antonov cello

Ignat Solzhenitsyn piano

Illustrated talk by Paul Berry

 

When, in 1781, Mozart broke with his hated patron the Archbishop of Salzburg and settled in Vienna, he began to look to the future, but it turned out to be an encounter with the past that would particularly fire his creativity. At the home of Baron Gottfried van Swieten he heard and was deeply impressed by the music of his great predecessors Bach and Handel. This concert gives an insight into what Mozart learned from Bach in particular, and shows how, through the alchemy of genius, he transformed those lessons into something utterly personal and profoundly far-reaching. It is a chance to enter the unique mind of Mozart, and to hear some wonderful music by both master and disciple.

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