Piano Concerto in A minor Opus 17 (2) Ignacy Jan Paderewski
31 August 2016, 09:25
Howard Shelley and London Mozart Players return to St John’s Smith Square this September for the third season of their lunchtime concert series.
The opening concert of the Mozart Explored 2016/17 series will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2016 at 1.05pm. The series will then continue with a further five concerts, taking place each month until Wednesday 15th February 2017.
The works chosen for this series span the entire period of Mozart’s piano concerto writing – from his earliest concertos, which can be performed with the accompaniment of strings alone, right through to the participation of full woodwind, trumpets and drums.
Series highlights include a performance of Mozart’s ‘Coronation’ concerto (No. 26 K537 in D major), which was performed at the time of Leopold II’s Coronation as Holy Roman Emperor in 1790.
Howard Shelley said: “These heavenly pieces represent arguably the greatest of all concerto cycles written by any composer in the history of classical music, and mark the coming of age of the piano concerto as we know it today.”