Mozart & Shostakovich – Video
January 15, 2021
Mozart & Shostakovich Digital Concert Preview
Recorded January 8 – 10, 2021, as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series
Recorded live at the Meyerson Symphony Center January 8 – 10, 2021 as part of the NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series.
Once purchased, you will receive a link to the concert stream via email that will be available until May 31, 2021.
Alexander Kerr conducts
Saint-Georges [Joseph Bologne, Chevalier De Saint-Georges] Overture to The Anonymous Lover (Lâ€™amant anonyme)
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony for Strings in A-flat major, Op. 118a
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Saint-Georges, a French Caribbean composer whose musical genius rivaled Mozartâ€™s (they spent a few days together in Vienna), composed this delightful Rom-Com opera, The Anonymous Lover.
Mozartâ€™s expressive 29th symphony was penned by the 18-year-old wunderkind after his visit to Vienna. Rich in Rococo ornamentation and inspired by the string quartets of Haydn, the symphonyâ€™s propulsive rhythms and dashing finale will be a welcomed ray of sunshine following Shostakovichâ€™s tumultuous chamber symphony for strings is a bold arrangement of his folk tune infused 10th string quartet.