While Mozart is widely regarded as the lyric pinnacle of Classical style, he was strongly influenced by those who came before him. When in London on tour as a child prodigy a young Wolfgang befriended J.C. Bach, youngest son of J.S. Bach. Haydn also became a paternal mentor to Mozart and they often played chamber music and attended concerts together. From Bach, Mozart borrowed a brilliant texture and from Haydn a wide vocabulary of emotive expression.
Hear Mozart's musical evolution in this program that features two talented Philharmonia Baroque wind players - Marc Schachman and Danny Bond - as soloists for J.C. Bach's Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Bassoon. Bach's and Haydn's symphonies draw a direct line to Mozart's early twenty-ninth symphony, showing his music evolving from the strong influence of his mentors.
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Marc Schachman, oboe
Danny Bond, bassoon
Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor "Trauer"
J.C. Bach: Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Bassoon in F major
J.C. Bach: Symphony Op. 6, No. 6 in G minor
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
$97 - $25.
Presented by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra