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Mostly Mozart

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 20:00 to 22:15
Duration: 2hr 15mins
Contact: Charlotte Eglington -
Location: University Concert Hall, Ireland

Thomas Zehetmair’s ICO debut (April 2017) was unforgettable. The vigour and freshness of his interpretation, his attention to detail was revelatory.  For his long-awaited return, Zehetmair explores two centuries of Austrian music – a highly charged journey, both in style and emotion. Mozart’s alleged long-time rival (more legend than truth) Salieri, was a respected composer and teacher in 18 th century Vienna: both Beethoven and Schubert counted amongst his pupils. His well- crafted Veneziana highlights his mastery of Italian light opera. Mozart’s dazzling Violin Concerto No. 3 is breezy and full of melody – arguably his most popular. His Symphony No. 29 in A major is stylish but restrained, with a mighty finale which features dazzling scales in the violins, and repeated horn calls. In between, Krenek’s highly emotive Symphonic Elegy stands at the zenith of his compositions.