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Peter Donohoe plays Mozart
8th February 2019 @ 7:30pm - 1st March 2019 @ 11:52amConcert duration is approximate
Elgar – Serenade for Strings
Mozart – Piano Concerto no27
Elgar – Introduction and Allegro
Mozart – Symphony no31 ‘Paris’
Peter Donohoe – piano/director
A perfect successor to Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Elgar’s Serenade for Strings is also the perfect complement to the earlier composer’s lucid way with orchestration. Add in some woodwind and you also have the perfect backing for Peter Donohoe’s thoughtful interpretation of this, Mozart’s last – somewhat melancholic – piano concerto (its first performance being the composer’s last public appearance). But then mix in some clarinets, trumpets and timpani and we have the twenty-two-year-old Mozart at his most vigorous – as is Elgar’s stirring Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra: again glancing backwards to become one of the greatest concerto grossos ever composed.