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Mozart in Basingstoke: Part 2

The second of our two concerts this season in Basingstoke features music by Mozart, CPE Bach, JC Bach and Gluck.
Basingstoke, The Anvil £12 - £42 Book Now



CPE BACH Symphony in F major
MOZART Symphony No. 34
JC BACH Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Cello in B flat major, WC. 46
CPE BACH Symphony in B minor
MOZART Music from Don Giovanni
GLUCK Dance of the Furies

Kati Debretzeni violin/director
Luise Buchberger cello
Mary Bevan soprano
Dominic Sedgewick baritone

The composers featured in this programme left home to find their own voices. Bach’s most famous sons were key players in the transition from the baroque style of their father to the new classical style that found its brightest invention in Mozart and Haydn.

JC Bach ran fashionable subscription concerts in London from the mid-1760s, which often featured his charming sinfonia concertantes. CPE Bach, although he held conventional court positions in Berlin and Hamburg, was a restless innovator in the emerging symphony form and solo concertos.

When Mozart escaped to Vienna from Salzburg, he took his large-scale Symphony no. 34 with him, where it was one of his first big public hits, establishing him as a composer to be reckoned with.

"I forgot to tell you the other day that the Sinfonie was Magnifique, it was a complete Success."
Mozart to his father, 11 April 1781