|Mozart||Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491|
|Beethoven||Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21|
|Sébastien van Kuijk||cello|
Aurora Orchestra enters the fifth and final year of its Mozart’s Piano series, built around the first cycle of Mozart’s 27 piano concertos ever presented in the UK.
The American pianist Nicholas Angelich makes his Kings Place debut as soloist for the C minor concerto No. 24 (K491), widely considered one of Mozart’s greatest and described by Brahms as ‘a masterpiece of art… full of inspired ideas.’
Another admirer of the concerto was the young Beethoven, who on hearing the work in rehearsal in 1799 reportedly exclaimed ‘We shall never be able to do anything like that!’ Just a year later, in 1800, he premiered the first of his symphonies, consolidating his reputation as the musical heir to Mozart and Haydn with a work that honoured their musical tradition whilst offering glimpses of his more radical mature voice.
Dobrinka Tabakova’s Dawn is a radiant sunrise for strings with violin and cello soloists.