Mozart’s wonderful opera is a miraculous blend of low comedy and noble wisdom, and this is encapsulated in its overture. Solemn chords sound gravely – and give way to cheeky high spirits.
His Violin Concerto No.3 is equally buoyant, and it’s a treat to hear it played by Yeyeong Jenny Lin, the 2023 winner of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.
Dvořák was under the spell of Brahms when composing his Seventh Symphony. It is, in consequence, a very serious-minded piece, but its composer’s love of the Czech countryside and birdsong is never far away.