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Open Air: Concerto Summer Night

Budapest, Courtyard of the Pest County Hall

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About the Event

Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Mozart at Budapest's remarkable Courtyard of the Pest County Hall.

A gentle summer, a starry sky and the music of Mozart. Concerto Budapest has been creating this idyll for many years in Pest County Hall, with outstanding orchestral soloists. This time we will hear somewhat unusual concertos for three solo instruments and the Little Symphony in G minor. Mozart's Horn Concerto in D major, like the other two horn concertos, is dedicated to his friend, the horn virtuoso Joseph Leutgeb, and consists of only two movements. The manuscript of the second movement (Rondo) is full of curious instructions and remarks for the performer, such as 'be brave' or 'oh, what dissonance', probably addressed to Leutgeb. The following Bassoon Concerto in B flat major is often described as the most frequently played piece in the bassoon repertoire and is often performed as a compulsory piece for orchestral auditions. Mozart was only eighteen years old when he composed this masterpiece he later used one of the themes from the second movement in Le Nozze di Figaro. The maestro wrote the Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major during his commissioned trip to Paris, for which he was never paid. Today, the harp is an integral part of all symphony orchestras, whereas in the classical era it was considered a rare occurrence. This work is therefore a real curiosity in Mozart's oeuvre. The Symphony in G minor, which concludes the evening, is also a youthful work written by the brilliant composer at the age of only sixteen. Its first movement can also be heard at the beginning of Miloš Forman's famous Amadeus.

Program

  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Horn Concerto in D major, K. 412
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Bassoon Concerto in B‐flat major, K. 191
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Concerto for Harp, Flute and Orchestra in C major, K. 299
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Symphony in G minor, K. 183
Program is subject to change

Artists

Orchestra Ensemble: Concerto Budapest
Conductor: Keller, András
Bassoon: Mohai, Bálint
Flute: Kaczander, Orsolya
Harp: Petrovic, Lenka
Horn: Tóth, Bálint

Address

Courtyard of the Pest County Hall, Városház utca 7., Budapest, Hungary — Google Maps

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