Mozart Week

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  • 12.01.2016

22nd to 31st January 2016

Mozart Week is organized by the International Mozarteum Foundation each January around Mozart's birthday ( 27th January 2016 is Mozart’s 260th birthday), offering opera productions as well as orchestral, chamber music and soloist concerts. World-renowned Mozart conductors and orchestras such will be on the program.

Mozart Week in 2016 will be dominated by choral and orchestral works by Mozart and Mendelssohn. It also features a continuation of the voyage of discovery around the works of Mozart’s. Acis and Galatea is a masterpiece by Georg Friedrich Händel that Mozart created a new, modern version of in 1788.

Another fascinating feature of the week will be the concerts in which Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts his Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists as they play Mozart’s Requiem and mass in c-minor. Audiences can also marvel at the magnificence of Mendelssohn’s oratorio ‘Elias’ and the wonderful palm settings such as ‘As pants the hart’. Furthermore, there will be a performance of a moving and multifaceted piece by Henri Dutilleux. His music is as enigmatic and secretive as his life itself.

The focus of the chamber music and soloist concerts during Mozart Week in 2016 will also be on Mozart, Mendelssohn and Dutilleux.

Further information on the detailed programme can be found on the web page of Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg.

 

Text Excerpts: TSG
Foto: Stiftung Mozarteum