Pianist Dejan Lazic in front of a piano

DIVE IN: Celebrating Mozart

Posted on 27 Aug 2018 by Bernard Rofe

Dejan Lazić

Dejan is one of the world's great pianists as well as one of the ACO's best-loved collaborators. Listen to his performance of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with the ACO here.

MOZART Symphony No25 in G minor

Mozart’s Symphony No.25 is one of only two in a minor key, the other being his 40th. Composed when he was only 17 years old, it is characteristic of the Strum und Drang style that Haydn was already composing in, and its orchestration mirrors Haydn’s 39th symphony, which also features four horns. Famous as the opening music to the 1984 film Amadeus, the music has a tremendous power and sensuality. As one 20th-century commentator put it, “In all of Mozart’s supreme expressions of suffering and terror, there is something shockingly voluptuous."