Yeol Eum Son, piano Mark Padmore, tenor Ivor Bolton, conductor Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756-1791): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat Major, K. 450 (1784) Gerald Finzi (1901-1956): Dies Natalis, cantata for solo voice and string orchestra, op. 8 (1939) Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony No. 2 in C major, op. 61 (1846) 6:30 p.m.: Concert introduction with Hans-Georg Hofmann in the Hans Huber Hall Mozart spent a third of his life traveling: 3720 days, a clever mind calculated. The six-year-old child prodigy celebrated Christmas 1763 at the invitation of the French King Louis XVI in the palace grounds of Versailles. Twenty years later, the genius, who had meanwhile settled in Vienna, struggled restlessly from one concert to another, composing day and night. The Piano Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 450, which Mozart himself premiered, also falls into this period. The English composer Gerald Finzi set texts by the 17th century poet Thomas Traherne to music in his Christmas cantata Dies Natalis. They subtly reflect the joy of the Christ Child. The Christmas season of 1845 saw the composition of Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony. To Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Clara Schumann writes: "My husband delighted and surprised me at Christmas with the sketches for a new symphony; he is noisy with music now, so that there is really nothing to do with him."
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