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Mozart's Final Flourish

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Iván Fischer conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in three symphonies Mozart wrote in one extraordinary year towards the end of his life.

Mozart composed 41 symphonies, but the first 38 weren’t his pet projects – he generally wrote them to commission.

Then in the final years before his untimely death he had a remarkable creative spurt, completing Symphonies No.39, 40 and 41 within a few months in 1788.

What was behind this final flourish? A sense of an ending? A mysterious affair?

OAE Principal Artist Iván Fischer joins the orchestra to explore this enigma.

Symphony No.39 is full of wide, flowing melodies, while Symphony No.40 plumbs deep emotional depths and is one of the most tragic pieces that Mozart penned.

Conversely, his last Symphony, No.41, Jupiter, rounds the evening off in an explosion of joy, energy and exuberance.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Ivan Fischer conductor

Repertoire

Mozart: Symphony No.39; Symphony No.40
Interval
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

Dates & times

7 Feb 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £60
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 6 events (20% discount); 7 – 8 events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.