Intimate Mozart - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Intimate Mozart

24 June - 9 July 2017


SCHUMANN String Quartet No.3 in A major
MOZART Piano Concerto No.13 in C major
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-flat major


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Helena Rathbone Violin
Florian Peelman Viola
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Kristian Bezuidenhout Piano

Born in South Africa, raised in Australia, educated in the US and now a resident of the UK, pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout is one of the world’s leading performers of Mozart. Since 2009, he has been recording the complete keyboard music of Mozart. As a performer, Mozart’s own performances as a pianist stunned Viennese concertgoers and paved the way for the likes of Beethoven and the Romantics to follow.

Alongside Richard Tognetti and an intimate ACO ensemble, Kristian takes on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.13. Mozart himself wrote that this concerto could be “performed with full orchestra … or merely a quattro”, which is how it will be presented here.

Schumann’s String Quartet and Piano Quintet, both written in 1842 (his year of chamber music and not long after he married his beloved Clara), complete the program. Fresh, buoyant and inventive, these two magnificent works have been called “the most perfect of all the products of his genius.”

Sydney Morning Herald

"Because of the absence of chamber orchestra repertoire, one doesn't often hear Richard Tognetti play Schumann, yet in the outer works he and the quartet blended that composer's mixture of expressiveness and motivic cogency in a way that would have well beguiled the ghost of Clara."

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