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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical Wednesday – Mozartfest


One hour concert with introduction Everything changed with Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20. Suddenly the piano concerto was more than a superficial entertainment and outlandish display. Now it embodied music that could engage an audience in a serious reflection of what it is to live, love and laugh - to ensnare listeners with stories of drama, conflict, joy and loss. At this concert Dejan Lazic brings us not just a performance of Mozart's thrilling D minor piano concerto, but a discussion of it courtesy of regular visitor to the orchestra, the conductor Jan Willem de Vriend. He also conducts an intriguing rarity: a performance of the only theatre incidental music Mozart wrote, his score for the five-act play Thamos, King of Egypt. The music foreshadows Mozart's The Magic Flute in its pitting of light against dark, its glowing tensions and its moments of dramatic brilliance.

Last Updated: 10/02/2023

Source: Visit Bergen

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