If Beethoven is our mad genius, the moody but brilliant choir kid who gets all of the solos, then Mozart is his opposite: the all-around jock who letters in every sport, is student council president, and on the honor roll. A versatile composer, he wrote sonatas, symphonies, masses, chamber music, concertos, and operas. This episode explores serenades, a string quartet, and a piano concerto, as well as highlights his contemporary, Chevalier de Saint Georges: Mozart’s archrival, or the guy who won homecoming king.
This episode features chamber ensembles and orchestra. Music Director Michael Sachs is joined by concert commentator Jamey Lamar, violist Mark Jackobs, and oboist Elizabeth Koch Tiscione. The episode is live Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m. MDT. Click here to read full program notes.
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