Posts Tagged ‘Mozart’

Concert Preview: the DSO’s Season Finale

by Guy Barast

It hardly seems possible, but the DSO’s regular season ends (and summer, for all intents and purposes, begins) this coming weekend at Orchestra Hall, as Maestro Leonard Slatkin returns to the podium to conduct the final program of the Classical Series, Mozart and Liszt. Making this concert even more memorable will be a performance by the tremendously talented16 year-old Chinese pianist, Peng Peng. READ MORE

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
B. Jan. 27, 1756, Salzburg, Austria
D. Dec. 5, 1791, Vienna, Austria

His last of the genre, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 has often been described as “autumnal,” even “valedictory.” While there is no real evidence to suggest that the composer knew that this was his last work for piano, it nevertheless stands as an appropriate summation to a genre which he very much made his own. At the very least, this concerto is a work that demonstrates Mozart’s late style at its most concentrated and most concise, as he develops an abundance of thematic material with the utmost restraint and control. READ MORE

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