Past Event14 Sep 2023

Mozart 40

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

‘Lucioles’ is French for ‘fireflies’, and the Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi was influenced by a haiku about the insects. In her brief tone-poem, the orchestra flickers and buzzes engagingly.

Another sparkling work is Prokofiev’s tremendously entertaining concerto, with which Ilya Gringolts makes a welcome return to dazzle us.

Mozart’s second-to-last symphony is one of his most urgent, impassioned utterances. It’s leavened with dancing shafts of light, but its essence is tragedy and anguish.

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