You can say that during the next Internet Concert, on the 22nd of January at 7 p.m., the music of two close friends will be heard: Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, two of the three famous composers from the First Viennese School. The arias written by Mozart will be interwoven by subsequent movements of Haydn’s Symphony No. 86 in D major.
This Symphony, unusually rarely performed, is fifth in the cycle of six Paris Symphonies (No. 82-87) by Haydn. They were all commissioned by the Paris Music Society, Le Concert de la Loge Olympique, watched over by the great patron of the arts Claude-François-Marie Rigoley, Count d’Ogny. They all met with approval and reinforced the composer’s fame in France and beyond.
Mozart’s arias will be masterfully performed by Simona Šaturova, a Slovak soprano who, albeit her extensive repertoire, underlines her particular fondness for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This is how one of the critics from “Der Neue Merker” in 2012 characterized her performance in the part of Konstanze in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” staged in Aalto-Theater in Essen: “Simona Šaturová […] is simply a Mozart wonder. She sings the part of Konstanze with such a moving coloratura, such a delicate piano and in such a perfect style, that the audience holds its breath”.
Will the music lovers on the 22nd of January, at the concert from the World Opera Stars cycle, do the same? Let’s find out.
Simona ŠATUROVÁ – soprano
Łukasz BOROWICZ – conductor
Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra
- Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 86 in D major (1st movement Adagio-Allegro)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Misera, dove son” – Concert Aria KV 369
- Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 86 in D major (2nd movement Largo)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Crudele, ah no mio bene…/ Non mi dir” – Aria of Donna Anna from the Opera “Don Giovanni” KV 527
- Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 86 in D major (3rd movement Minuet-Trio)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Chi mai…/ Idol mio” – Elettra’s Aria from the Opera “Idomeneo” KV 366
- Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 86 in D major (4th movement Finale – Allegro con spirito)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Bella mia fiamma, Addio” – Concerto Aria KV 528