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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
W.A.Mozart, Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543
W.A.Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
W.A.Mozart, Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 ‘Jupiter’
Running Time: 110mins(incl. intermission)
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
His previous positions have included General Music Director of the City of Cologne and Gürzenich-Kapellmeister (posts he relinquished in the summer of 2014), Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra (2010-2014), Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1998-2004), Principal Conduc...