Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Bernard Haitink

Mozart Symphony No 40

7 June 2014 / 19:30
Hall


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Ravel Suite, Le tombeau de Couperin
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Mozart Symphony No 40

Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink
conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano

Tormented by dark, urgent depression and acute financial problems, Mozart decided in the summer of 1788 to write three symphonies. Why? We don’t know: almost all the details are lost to history. What we do know is that Mozart was behaving erratically and that he was in need of money. Strange as it may seem, under these circumstances Mozart delivered three of the most astounding orchestral works ever written, including the stream of abundant musical joy that is his symphony numbered 40. Celebrating his 85th birthday, Bernard Haitink also conducts Ravel’s musical souvenir from his trip to New York, a piano concerto enthused with the spirit of jazz and the bustle of Harlem.

Part of Bernard Haitink's 85th birthday celebrations.

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Also in this series:
Thu 5 Jun - Haitink at 85 / Faust





This event is part of:
All classical music events - 2013–2014 season
Barbican Presents 2013–2014


Produced by the Barbican




 

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