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About the Concert
MOZART'S THREE LAST SYMPHONIES ①
THU June 28, 2018 20:00 | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Markus Stenz, conductor
Mozart, Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543
Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
Mozart, Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 ‘Jupiter’
The story of Mozart’s life is surrounded by legends – but none of them is as incredible as the truth. In just a few short weeks in the summer of 1788, Mozart composed his three final symphonies. Each one is perfect, but together they add up to a complete musical portrait of Mozart as both man and artist. Tonight, in a very special concert, Markus Stenz and the SPO play the trilogy complete, starting with the gloriously mellow No.39 and ending with the grandeur of No.41, the so-called “Jupiter” symphony. In between comes the tragic 40th: some of the most personal music even Mozart ever wrote. An unforgettable night with one of music’s most beautiful minds.
Program Note by Richard Bratby
Markus Stenz has been Principal Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012 and Principal Guest Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since the 2015/16 season. Since January 2017, he has also been Conductor in Residence with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. The 2017/2018 season once more takes Markus Stenz to...