J C Bach Grand Overture No 2
Mozart Lieder, Abendempfindung, Das Veilchen and Als Luise die Briefe
W F E Bach Sinfonia in C major
Haydn Scena di Berenice
J C F Bach Concerto for fortepiano and viola
Mozart Concert arias, Ch’io mi scordi di te, Alma grande e nobil core and Al desio di chi
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr director / fortepiano
Angelika Kirchschlager mezzo-soprano
Jane Rogers viola
Running time tbc
Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager joins the AAM for a performance of the recital and operatic music for which she has gained worldwide admiration.
The evening begins with three Mozart lieder whose intimate introspection would inspire Schumann and Schubert. Mozart and Haydn also explored the colourful potential of opera, and – alongside three Mozart concert arias – at the heart of the programme stands Haydn’s remarkable Scena di Berenice, a ten-minute operatic scene telling a tragic tale of lost love.
Haydn wrote this masterpiece for a London audience, and music by two generations of Bachs with connections to the capital intersperses the programme: an Overture by the ‘London Bach’, Johann Christian (son of JS); a rare chance to hear the Concerto for fortepiano and viola by his brother Johann Christoph Friedrich; and a Sinfonia by his son, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst.
Pre-concert talk 6.30pm, Milton Court Concert Hall
with Richard Egarr
Part of Academy of Ancient Music 2013–2014
Part of All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Promoted by the Academy of Ancient Music