This concert took place in the concert hall without a live audience: you can (re)watch the livestream until 5 February.
Will there ever be a time when we are no longer enchanted by the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Not very likely … The ‘God-given wonder’ (according to his father, Leopold) wrote, in the barely 35 years of his life, an astonishing catalogue of more than 600 compositions – each and every one of them melodic masterpieces.
Browsing through this catalogue to put together a programme devoted to the wunderkind is therefore no punishment, but does present the dilemma of choice... Conductor Kazushi Ono, an old hand in the opera world, has put together a refreshing selection.
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La Clemenza di Tito was Mozart’s last opera: an urgent commission that he completed in barely two months, a political statement filled with human emotions that sparkles from the very first note.
Additional emotions come to the fore in Exsultate, jubilate: Mozart was not yet 17 when he wrote this jubilant motet with the features of an aria written for the castrato Venanzio Rauzzini. “The sound of a genius at the peak of his powers”, wrote a reviewer.
That peak would last throughout his life, as the genius worked faster than anyone had ever one: four days were enough, for example, for him to write the beautiful Symphony No. 36.
W. A. Mozart
La Clemenza di Tito: Overture, KV 621 (1791)
Exsultate, jubilate, KV 165 (1773)
Symphony No. 36 in C major, KV 425, "Linzer-Sinfonie" (1783)
Want to learn more about this concert's programme? Download the programme notes and booklet.download programme booklet
Soloist Ilse Eerens didn't always plan on becoming a classically trained singer. Get to know her a little bit better by reading this interesting interview! (only in dutch)read here
The Brussels Philharmonic musicians on stage for tonight's concert.download list of musicians
This concert will take place in the concert hall without a live audience: you can watch the concert via the livestream.
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Livestream available untill 5 February.