Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Mozart - Coronation Mass Classical

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Mozart - Coronation Mass

Beethoven    Overture, Coriolan
Mozart           Symphony No 36 in C ‘Linz’, K425
Mozart           Overture, The Magic Flute, K620
Mozart           Mass in C ‘Coronation’, K317

Richard Egarr                   Conductor
Elizabeth Watts                 Soprano
Daniela Lehner                  Mezzo Soprano
James Gilchrist                 Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams   Bass Baritone
SCO Chorus
Gregory Batsleer              Chorus Director

What’s in a key? The scales of C Major and C minor might start from the same note, but the music they inspired from Mozart and Beethoven couldn’t be more different. For Mozart, C Major was a region of self-confident optimism and cosmic order, as in the so-called ‘Linz’ symphony – written in just a few days in 1783 – and his 1779 ‘Coronation’ Mass, one of the most joyfully life-affirming of the many Missa Brevis settings that Mozart composed in Salzburg. But Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture turns to C minor to create a single-mindedly tragic experience, a musical journey to self-annihilation written for Heinrich Joseph von Collin’s play. And the Magic Flute Overture? It’s in E-flat Major, C minor’s jubilant cousin…

Pre-concert talk 2.15pm
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