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Three masterworks conducted by a maestro magician who never fails to cast a spell. Concluding with the Jupiter Symphony, this Mozart trilogy is out of this world.
Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Mozart Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’
“Mozart is happiness before it has gotten defined” said American dramatist Arthur Miller. And while the jovial Symphony No. 39 might tend to agree, the two that quickly followed over the summer of 1788 would tell a different story. From the anguished turmoil and protean energy of the G minor No. 40 to the Olympian grandeur and concluding contrapuntal fireworks of the Jupiter, Mozart’s symphonic trilogy distils the essence of what it is to be human.
Hold on tight. Nothing is ever routine with Eliot Gardiner at the helm.
Pre-concert foyer performance
There will be a pre-concert foyer performance from Bristol University Baroque Ensemble, who will perform French chansons and Dowland songs.
Accompanying Chamber Concert:
Stephen Johnson & English Piano Trio
Wed 13 Jan 2016, The Lantern, 7.30pm
Tickets: £13, or £9 incl. booking fee when bought with a ticket to this concert
VIDEO: Delve Inside The Music with Jonathan James and Oliver Condy, as they look into Mozart’s final three symphonies, written in just one summer.
Please note: in some marketing material English Baroque Soloists were listed as Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Players in both orchestras are chosen from Sir John Eliot Gardener’s wider Monteverdi Choirs and Orchestras and are put together by him based on their passions and specialities.