Mostly Mozart – Magnificent Minor

Mostly Mozart: Magnificent Minor

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


Experience the transcendent power of two musical titans on full display.

In this mid-winter Mostly Mozart, violinists Jakub Jakowicz and Sophie Rowell join musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music for a morning of 18th-century masterworks.

Journeying back to the heart of the Baroque era with J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, the overlapping, intertwining dialogue between the two soloists and the ensemble showcases the glory of the era. With Polish-born Jakub Jakowicz’ career of chamber music artistry and one of Australia’s most-treasured musicians, Sophie Rowell, at the helm, Bach’s combination of rhythmic power and sustained songfulness leaps across centuries to bring delight to a troubled world.

Written in a blaze of inspiration in the summer of 1788, Mozart’s Symphony No.40 defies the descriptors of ‘powerful’ and ‘dramatic’. With the fiery urgency of the opening, the graceful serenity of the second movement, and finally, the spirited finale, Mozart’s emotional rollercoaster of melodies showcases the energetic power of the ANAM Orchestra.

Morning Tea

Join us for coffee plus sweet and savory treats from 10am in the ground floor foyer.

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Artists & Program


Sophie Rowell director, violin (ANAM Head of String Chamber Music)
Jakub Jakowicz violin
ANAM Musicians


Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550

Experience Guide

See.png See two great violinists join forces with the next generation of musicians from ANAM.

Hear.png Hear one of Mozart’s most popular compositions of all time.

Think.png Think about Mozart and J.S. Bach’s everlasting contribution to music.

Feel.png Feel emotionally enriched with every note played.


This production is part of the following series: