As a prelude, the Overture to the "Flûte Enchantée" and the delicate "Concerto for clarinet" (soloist: Bethsabée Hatzfeld).
These concerts will take place on December 4 in Nivelles and December 11 in Brussels.
The programme for this concert takes us back to 1791, Mozart’s last year, during which he composed some of his most famous works.
The concert opens with the Overture to “The Magic Flute”, one of Mozart’s last operas (a Singspiel), which starts with three stately chords that are repeated regularly throughout the opera.
It continues with the graceful “Clarinet Concerto” (soloist: Bethsabée Hatzfeld), one of the first of its kind and probably one of the most beautiful. Written for his friend, virtuoso clarinettist Anton Stadler, it has the classical structure of concertos, with 3 movements. The 2nd movement has become one of the most popular tunes of classical music, partly thanks to Sidney Pollack’s film, Out of Africa. For the concerto, the orchestra accompanies clarinettist Bethsabée Hatzfeld.
The concert closes with the monumental and mythical “Requiem” (soloist: Céline Rémy, Marie-Laure Coenjaerts, Sébastien Romignon Ercolini, Bruno Silva Resende). Shrouded in mystery, the story behind it, drawing on the context in which it was composed and the way it is portrayed in Milos Forman’s film Amadeus, is far too complex compared to the facts. The only certainty is that the “Requiem” was a commissioned work that Mozart was not able to complete himself due to his untimely death.
Sunday December 4, 2022 - 17h30
Collégiale Sainte Gertrude Nivelles
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Sunday December 11, 2022 - 16h00
Kerk of Saint Jacques sur Coudenberg, Bruxelles
Under the High Patronage of Marya Gabriel, European Commissioner, Honorary President of the Women of Europe Association
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Concert for the benefit of the humanitarian projects of the Women of Europe Association