Re: Classical

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Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


While still in his teens, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg’s orchestra.

It was during this appointment, in 1775, that he penned all five of his violin concertos. The fourth concerto is an effervescent favourite of violinists and audiences, infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.

MCO continues its survey of Haydn’s extraordinary symphonic legacy with a rare performance of his dramatic Symphony No.52, which we’ve nicknamed The Grandfather.

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Sophie Rowell violin
William Hennessy director
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Maurice Ravel
Menuet sur le nom Haydn (arr. string orchestra Nicholas Buc)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No.4

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.52 in C minor The Grandfather


This production is part of the following series: