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Boston Early Music Festival:

Monday, June 10, 2013 at 8pm

Mozart at BEMF

Music of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, on Mozart’s Original Instruments
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Amandine Beyer, violin; Miloš Valent, viola
Eric Hoeprich, Baroque clarinet
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
BEMF Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation Quartet

Experience this once-in-a-lifetime musical event as the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation brings Mozart’s own violin and viola to the United States for the first time! Directly responsible for administering Mozart’s legacy, the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation was established by Salzburg’s citizens in 1841. Its mission is to establish a bridge between tradition and contemporary culture in the spirit of Mozart. The Foundation has the largest collection of original instruments that belonged to Mozart. These historic instruments represent an invaluable cultural heritage, affording us a direct insight into Mozart’s world.

Mozart’s extraordinary gifts as a keyboard virtuoso often overshadow his undeniable talents as a string player, which were particularly at the fore during his tenure at the Salzburg court, where he composed and performed his five violin concertos. Still, it was the viola that became Mozart’s string instrument of choice: not only did he play it in the premiere of the Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364, but also in the famous quartet evenings of the 1780s, where he was joined by Haydn, Dittersdorf, and Vanhal. Now, for the very first time in North America, we have the rare and exciting opportunity to hear Mozart’s very own violin and viola, kindly loaned by the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, in a concert of chamber music from his Viennese period. Framed around the charming duo for Violin &Viola in G major, K. 423—a piece that gives us the chance to hear these marvellous instruments in all their glory—the concert also includes two Sonatas for Fortepiano &Violin as well as the masterpiece “Kegelstatt”trio, K. 498, for the beguiling combination of clarinet, viola, and fortepiano.

Join us at 6:30pm at NEC's Williams Hall for a special talk with
Ulrich Leisinger, Head of Research, Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, and Johannes Honsig-Erlenburg, President of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation


Sonata for violin and piano in C major, K. 303 (293c)
Prelude and Fugue for piano solo in C major, K. 394
Trio for clarinet, viola, and fortepiano in E-flat major,
“Kegelstatt”, K. 498
Duo for violin and viola in G major, K. 423
Sonata for violin and piano in D major, K. 306

BEMF Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation