17th September / 7:30pm / Kings Place
In 1762, Leopold Mozart took his 6-year old son Wolfgang on a journey to the court in Munich to perform to Prince Elector Maximillian III of Bavaria. The visit marked the beginning of several years of touring for the Mozart family, during which the young Wolfgang entertained and astonished audiences and patrons in cities throughout Europe. For the great virtuosi of the next century, travel was to become a way of life, giving rise to countless stories whose echoes still resound today: from Mozart’s proposal to Marie Antoinette to Mendelssohn’s inspirational travels in Italy, and the fainting sufferers of ‘Lisztmania’. Interwoven with specially-commissioned animated films, this programme brings to sparkling life the wealth of music and tales inspired by these Grand Tours.
Hall One, Kings Place
90 York, London N1 9AG
Paganini Caprice No. 5
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K 175
Liszt Le mal du pays (‘Homesickness’) from Les années de pèlerinage
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, K 238
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (‘Italian’)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Thomas Gould (violin)
Nicholas Collon (conductor)
From £9.50 online at the Kings Place website.