Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
with members of the Freiberg Baroque Orchestra
Saturday, June 18 at 2:30pm | NEC's Jordan Hall
Petra Müllejans, violin; Gottfried von der Goltz, viola; Kristin von der Goltz, violoncello
MOZART AT 29: PIANO QUARTETS, K. 478 AND K. 493
Audience favorite Kristian Bezuidenhout is joined by members of the extraordinary Freiburg Baroque Orchestra for a concert featuring some of Mozart’s most brilliant and challenging chamber works. In 1785, the then 29-year-old Mozart received a commission for a set of three piano quartets by the Viennese publisher Hoffmeister. Upon receiving the first quartet, Hoffmeister immediately released Mozart from his contract, complaining that the piece would scare off amateur music-makers with its fierce technical and musical demands. Despite this, Mozart completed a second quartet—the only two piano quartets he would ever write. This is a rare opportunity to hear these groundbreaking pieces, at turns virtuosic and intensely lyrical, performed by four of the most accomplished players in the world.