The venue’s 2016 season opens with two
concerts in The Mozart Salons, an international series of concerts and events
that connects the incomparable Austrian classicist with contemporary music. Violinist
Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Tartini’s Sonate
Piccole) will take the lead, accompanied by acclaimed pianist Daniel-Ben
Pienaar (Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier).
The first concert, on January 8, sees the
pair tackle four of Mozart’s violin sonatas. The concert begins with No. 21 in E Minor (1778), a sombre piece
composed around the time of his mother’s death. No. 27 in G Major (1781) follows, which curiously opens with a slow
adagio before flourishing into an allegro and Pachelbel-evoking theme. No. 36 (1788) has a similar inversion of
form, and sees the piano dominate. Finally, No
32 (1784), which Einstein saw as Mozart’s greatest, is arguably the most
balanced in the composer’s repertoire.
These four works will be joined by a world
premiere from Michael Alec Rose, Vanderbilt University Professor of Composition
and a long-standing collaborator with Skaerved. Il Ritorno is a set of violin movements inspired by the pair’s
The concert, which begins at 7.30pm, is
preceded by a talk at 7pm.
|What||The Mozart Salons Concert 1, Wilton's Music Hall|
|Where||Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Aldgate East (underground)|
On 08 Feb 16, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Wilton's Music Hall|