On June 10, 2018 at 7.00 pm in the M. Oczapowski Central Agricultural Library in Warsaw (66 Krakowskie Przedmieście St.) the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Marek Wroniszewski will perform works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The serenade, the divertimento and the symphony were three important genres of the 18th century. What were they, how did they differ, what roles did they play? The concert programme will show this on the example of three of Mozart’s masterpieces: Serenade in C minor, K. 388/384a, Divertimento in D major, K.131, and Symphony in C major, KV 425.
Rococo gardens and salons constantly resounded with music, and the favourite genres were the serenade and the divertimento, as well as numerous related forms, sometimes difficult to distinguish terminologically, such as nocturnes, partitas, cassations and others. Mozart, in particular, often used these names quite freely, defining them as several of his works with very different casts, including for wind instruments, such as the famous, extremely beautiful Serenade in C minor, K. 388/384a. Some of Mozart’s charming and lightweight works, described as divertimentos, date back to the early years of his youth in Salzburg.
The Symphony in C major, KV 425, is an example of a mature (still strongly influenced by Joseph Haydn, whom he admired) work by 27-year-old Mozart, written in just 4 days during a short visit to Linz, on his way back from Salzburg with his newly-wed wife Constance, following a not very successful visit to the composer’s strict father, Leopold, who did not accept his son’s marriage plans. It was commissioned by the young couple’s host, Count Joseph Anton von Thun and premiered under his auspices. Since then, the symphony been known as the “Linz Symphony”.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
More information at: www.sinfoniaiuventus.pl