The acclaimed German Baroque orchestra is back!
Friday 27 April 2018 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
The Freiburger Barockorchester plays Baroque music with a deep connection to historic sources. The orchestra’s repertoire spans from the seventeenth century to today, and the ensemble has inspired many composers to compose new music for period instruments.
This guest performance at Konserthuset will feature Haydn’s Symphony No. 74 and Mozart’s Piano Concertos No. 9 and 17. No. 9 has been nicknamed Jeunehomme, in reference to the young Victoire Jenamy. If she were capable of playing the concerto, she must have been a very gifted musician indeed. Something similar could be said of the bird, a starling, which Mozart is said to have trained to sing the first five bars of the final movement of Piano Concerto No. 17. In addition, there will be a slightly less common repertoire: a stormy symphony in early classical style by Johann Christian Bach – Johann Sebastian’s youngest son.
From this season and for the next three years, the Freiburger Barockorchester will have a close partnership with conductor and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, who is the soloist in the Mozart concertos. He regularly appears as a soloist with Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and has guest-conducted ensembles such as The English Concert and Collegium Vocale from the piano.
The musicApproximate times
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 74 in E flat major21 min
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 1730 min
Johann Christian Bach Sinfonia in g minor op 6:612 min
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeunehomme"32 min
- Freiburger Barockorchester
- Kristian Bezuidenhout Conductor & Piano Soloist