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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Concerto No. 3 in G major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 216
LUDWIG V. BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
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SALZBURG FESTIVAL BLOG
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) The Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg celebrates its 175-year anniversary this year. The orchestra has been an important part of the Salzburg Festival since its founding in 1920, says Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler during the Terrace Talk on Monday. Ever since, the Mozarteum Orchestra has performed in 885 concerts, 329 opera and 324 plays at the Festival. “Thus, it is not exaggerated to say: the Mozarteum Orchestra is a part of us. Just as we are part of the Mozarteum Orchestra,” says Helga Rabl-Stadler. This Festival summer, the orchestra will appear not only during the Mozart Matinees, but the musicians will also perform under Ottavio Dantone’s baton at the Felsenreitschule in Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte.
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Motive Mozart Matinees, © Silvia Lelli
27 August, 11:00
28 August, 11:00
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In 2016 the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra celebrates its 175th anniversary. The roots of this symphony orchestra of the city and province of Salzburg, which has performed under its current name since 1908, go back to the ‘Cathedral Music Society and Mozarteum’ founded by Mozart’s widow Constanze in 1841, the year of the 50th anniversary of Mozart’s death. The foundations for many major cultural institutions in Salzburg were thereby laid, for example the Mozarteum University, the International Mozarteum Foundation, the Music Association of the Salzburg Cathedral and also the Salzburg Festival – after all, the ‘Mozartfeste’ presented by the Society are generally considered precursors of the Festival.
From the Salzburg Festival’s very beginnings, the Mozarteum Orchestra had a decisive influence. Musicians of the Mozarteum Orchestra formed Max Reinhardt’s Jedermann orchestra, thus providing the music at the opening of the first Festival in 1920. In 1921 they presented the Festival’s first concerts – with works exclusively by Mozart, performed jointly with members of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. Since then, the Mozarteum Orchestra has played up to 885 concerts, 329 opera performances and 324 theater performances at the Salzburg Festival.
Hearkening back to the shared spirit of their respective founding, this year’s Matinees feature several Mozart works that were already performed in 1921, in homage to the city’s native genius, as part of the Salzburg Festival: the ballet music from the opera Idomeneo, which will be conducted by Ádám Fischer, as well as the Symphony K. 200 and the Sinfonia concertante
K. 297b as part of the Matinee led by Ivor Bolton – with soloists from the orchestra’s own ranks.
The conductors Constantinos Carydis and Sir Neville Marriner make their Mozart Matinee debuts this summer; the latter, who will then be 92 years old, rounds off the concert series with Beethoven’s First Symphony. Apart from the Mozart Matinees, the Mozarteum Orchestra will also be heard in Così fan tutte and in the final concert of the Young Singers Project.
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