Philharmonie concert series

Mozart and friends

Corinna Niemeyer, conductor

Joseph Moog, piano

14 November 2023
PLEASE NOTE: contrary to what is announced in our brochure, this concert will start at 7.30pm!
Philharmonie, Salle de Musique de Chambre

EN – What is the mechanism that lies behind creation?
The thinkers of the Enlightenment and of the Sturm und Drang movement tried one after another to resolve this question, by calling on reason or the emotions. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart replied that ‘neither a high degree of intelligence, nor of imagination, nor both at once will make a genius’. Bringing together Classicism and Romanticism, our programme contains four virtuoso composers from the Basque country, Austria, Sweden and Guadeloupe. The composers have been described as the Mozarts of their country of origin, but each one stands on his own merits, to the extent that even Mozart himself would have recognised this. He was supposedly inspired to take revenge on the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, for his virtuosity, when creating the character of Monostatos in The Magic Flute. The OCL is delighted to collaborate once again with Joseph Moog in Mozart’s Piano Concerto no 21 before delving into the passions of the soul with Joseph Martin Kraus and with the so-called Great Symphony in G minor by Mozart – according to Alfred Einstein, an ‘appeal to eternity’.