Mozart’s melodies will fill the concert halls of the Liszt Academy all day on Sunday, 5 March. It is the sixth time that Concerto Budapest and its guest artists have evoked the spirit of the ever-relevant master by playing his masterpieces. Online streams available!
Artistic Director: András Keller
Host of Mozart Day: Gábor Takács-Nagy
Resident Artist: Mikhail Pletnev
″With Mozart, you can help the world. There is a term that fully applies to his music, which might sound somewhat commonplace, yet it’s true: ″eternal″. It is a marvel of human culture, infinite like the universe.” – proclaims the Kossuth Prize and Prima Primissima Award-winning musical director of Concerto Budapest, András Keller, the mastermind behind the Mozart Day and also its Artistic Director, who compiled this year’s thematic concert day with great versatility and many colours.
We can enjoy the fruits of Mozart’s rich oeuvre – ranging from chamber music to concertos and symphonies – in four concerts. The audience can relish his Symphonies No. 38 in D major nicknamed ″Prague″, No. 39 in E-flat major, No. 40 in G minor and No. 41 in C major ″Jupiter″ as well as his Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, his Piano Concertos in C minor and D minor, his Piano Quartet in G minor and Piano Quintet in E-flat major.
CLICK for the online stream of the Opening Concert at 5:45 pm on 5 March
CLICK for the online stream of the Closing Concert at 7:30 pm on 5 March
As András Keller commented in an interview, ″What makes Mozart Day so unique is that we shower our greatest love on it.″ And this time, it will take place in collaboration with such fellow artists as Gábor Takács-Nagy, the event’s host and guest conductor, Mikhail Pletnev, the resident soloist of Season 2022/23 of Concerto Budapest, violinists Barnabás Kelemen and Katalin Kokas, the Keller Quartet and the instrumentalists of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Concerto Budapest. Since 2018, the orchestra has dedicated an all-day concert series each year to the eternal favourite of classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or rather, to our shared and unquenchable love for Mozart. As two hundred years ago, Franz Schubert described the day he spent with the music of his great and profoundly admired predecessor, ″A light, bright, fine day will remain throughout my whole life. As from afar, the magic notes of Mozart's music still gently haunts me.″ We will most likely have similar sensations recalling this spring Sunday spent with this great master.