Mozart Festival

Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Hans Eichman

The Mozart Festival series of radio programs is comprehensive coverage of one of the world’s most spectacular music events. Location-recorded in Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg, Austria, The Mozart Festival includes performances by some of the world’s leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation’s priceless collections, including Mozart’s original manuscripts and personal possessions. The Mozart Festival from American Public Media is presented by the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg and produced by Houston Public Media in cooperation with ORF/Austrian Radio. Wesley Horner, producer.

Performers on The Mozart Festival radio programs include Met Opera star Mojca Erdmann; Camerata Salzburg with conductor Louis Langrée (Music Director, Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center; newly appointed Music Director, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra); pianist Emanuel Ax; stellar young German violinist Carolin Widmann; English conductor Ivor Bolton and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; American pianist Robert Levin performing on Mozart’s own piano; and rising star conductors Pablo Heras-Casado of Spain leading the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and 28-year-old David Afkham, guest conductor with Concertgebouw, Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles orchestras, leading the Mozarteum Orchestra.


Behind-the-scenes features take listeners to Mozart’s birthplace to examine an original edition of his father’s legendary textbook on violin playing; to the Mozart family’s residence to hear Mozart’s own piano; and to the Mozarteum Foundation’s underground vaults for a first-hand look at some of Mozart’s earliest original manuscripts.

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2:00pm

Sat November 17, 2012
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The Mozart Festival

Airs, Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. The Mozart Festival is recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria and includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, including Mozart's original manuscripts and personal possessions. On this week's program we'll hear Salieri's Arias  “Père barbare, arache-moi”  &  "Par les larmes” from Les Danaïdes with soprano Mojca Erdmann;  Mozart's  Sonata for Violin and Pianoforte in C featuring Robert Levin on piano forte and Frank Stadler on violin;  and Gabriele Ramsauer shares with us a “Mozart Portrait.”

11:00am

Sat November 10, 2012
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The Mozart Festival

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Airs, Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. The Mozart Festival is recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria and includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, including Mozart's original manuscripts and personal possessions. On this week's program we'll hear Mozart's the Gloria from Mass in C with soprano Sophie Mitterhuber, alto Bernadette Furch, tenor Maximilian Kiener, and bass William Hackett joined by the Salzburg Chorus and Orchestra under János Czifra. The we'll hear the first movement from Mozart's Piano Concerto in E-flat with pianist Emanuel Ax and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado. We'll also feature Mozart's Aria “Tiger! wetze nur die Klauen” from Zaide with soprano Mojca Erdmann and David Afkham leading the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and the concert concludes with the final two movements from Mozart's Symphony in C, “Jupiter”.

11:00am

Sat November 3, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Mozart Festival

Airs, Saturday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. The Mozart Festival is recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria and includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, including Mozart's original manuscripts and personal possessions. On this week's program we'll hear conductor David Afkham along with soprano Mojca Erdmann and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in Mozart's Recitative and Aria, “Quando avran fine omai – Padre, germani, addio!” from Idomeneo. Then we'll hear pianist Robert Levinon, violinist Frank Stadler and cellist Peter Sigl in Mozart Trio in B-flat and the program concludes with the menuetto and trio presto from Mozart's Symphony in C, “the Linz."

2:00pm

Sat October 27, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

The Mozart Festival

Airs, Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. The Mozart Festival is recorded in Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Austria and includes performances by some of the world's leading soloists and orchestras, backstage clips with performers, and location-recorded features touring the Mozarteum Foundation's priceless collections, including Mozart's original manuscripts and personal possessions. On This Weeks program we'll hear Pablo Heras-Casado who leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Mozart's Overture to Idomeneo; Violinist Carolin Widmann joins conductor Louis Langrée and the Camerata Salzburg in the Allegro from Mozart's Violin Concerto in G; Soprano Mojca Erdmann will join conductor David Afkham and the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg in Mozart's Aria, “Vedrai carino” from Don Giovanni; János Czifra Kapellmeister of the Salzburg Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra will be featured in the Kyrie from Mozart's Mass in C; and Louis Langrée returns to lead the Camerata Salzburg in Mozart's Symphony in C, KV 338.