Morning Glories: Mozart
January 27, 2014
St. Paul, Minn. —
Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a standout work based on the theme for the week. We call these works Morning Glories.
Monday is Mozart's birthday, and we'll have a week of Mozart Morning Glories. We'll sample the music of this most versatile of composers with five works, each in a different genre.
Mozart: Piano Sonata in F, K. 533
The piano was Mozart's instrument. He deftly combined two independent piano pieces to make this sonata.
Mozart: String Quartet in G, K. 387 ("Spring")
This is the first of the quartets that Mozart dedicated to Haydn the two men were not only colleagues but close friends and mutual admirers.
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
For some, Mozart's piano concertos are his most distinctive achievement. We'll hear Christian Zacharias and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in g, K. 550
What's the most recognizable Mozart symphony? It might be this one.
Mozart: Vesperae solennes, K. 339
The title notwithstanding, these "solemn vespers" contain lively, exuberant choral writing.
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