Celebrate Mozart!


Portrait of Mozart attributed to Barbara Krafft, via Wikimedia Commons

No composer retains as strong a hold on our imaginations as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Even after dispensing with the myths that form the popular narrative of his life, what remains is music of indisputable beauty and invention.

For Mozart's 258th birthday on Jan. 27, enjoy these performances from WCRB's Fraser Performance Studio, Symphony Hall in Boston, and beyond.

Soprano Kristen Watson sings “Tu virginum corona" from Exultate Jubilate with the Arcadia Players:

Christoph Eschenbach Monday at 8pm on 99.5 WCRB

Christoph Eschenbach performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 as both soloist and conductor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in concert at Symphony Hall:

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Arcadia Players Cellist Mozart Downloads from the WCRB Classical Performance Podcast

The Ma'alot Wind Quintet plays selections from Mozart's Cosí fan tutte:
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The Arcadia Players perform the chamber version of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 and a selection from Exultate Jubilate, with soprano Kristen Watson:
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The Parker Quartet performs Mozart's String Quartet No. 23 in F, K. 590:

Mozart on Café Europa, weekdays at noon on 99.5 WCRB

Hear recent concert performances from the great halls of Europe:

Last week:
     Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"
          Finnish Radio Symphony
     Violin Concerto No. 3
          Nicola Benedetti, violin
     Piano Concerto No. 22
          Jonathan Biss, piano

Coming up:
     Tue. - Symphony No. 21
          L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
     Wed. - Serenade, K. 375
          from the Ittingen Pentecost Festival
     Thu. - Piano Trio No. 3
          Wanderer Trio
     Fri. - Clarinet Concerto
          Martin Fröst, clarinet

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A Far Cry More from our Fraser Performance Studio

A Far Cry plays Mozart's Symphony No. 40:
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Symphony Hall More from the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Paul Lewis is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25:
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Isabelle Faust is the soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5:
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Christoph Eschenbach conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 41, the "Jupiter":
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Violinist Daniel Stepner and violist Anne Black perform the Finale of the Duo in G, K. 423, on instruments Mozart himself once owned and played:


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