Mozart and Matthews: a double double act
  • Great Malvern Priory
    WR14 2AY
  • Wednesday 17th October 7:30pm until 9:30pm
The Worcestershire based ESO performs a concert of double concertos in Malvern Priory.

Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante has long been one of the most beloved works in classical music, loved for the way in which Mozart creates an endlessly fascinating tapestry of dialogue between the two soloists. David Matthews’ effervescent and engaging Double Concerto is full of Mozartian humour and dazzling star turns for the two soloists.

The concert opens with the UK Premiere of Harold Truscott’s Elegy for Strings. Truscott was one Britain’s last great lyrical composers, a man almost completely overlooked in his lifetime, whose beautiful and powerful work is just beginning to be re-discovered. The concert ends with one of Mozart’s most tuneful and life-affirming works, the Symphony No. 29 in A major K.

Join us at 6.30pm for a special pre-concert conversation as Kenneth Woods interviews David Matthews about his Double Concerto and speaks with Gramophone critic and leading Truscott scholar, Guy Rickards, about how this lost master’s music was found and brought to life. It’s a fascinating tale!

This concert is part of “David Matthews in the Heart of England,” a celebration of the legacy of this great British composer on the occasion of his 75th Birthday.

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