Overture to "L'isola disabitata" in G minor
Concerto for piano, strings and continuo in F minor
Symphony No. 44 in E minor "Mourning"
Symphony in B minor Wq 182 No. 5
Overture in D minor to Philemon und Baucis
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major K. 271
“Art is born to be free and should not be restricted. The educated ear has to decide, and I feel entitled as anyone else to make laws in this matter.” Among the Viennese classicists, Joseph Haydn was without doubt the only experimental character in the true sense of the word. He always wanted “to surprise the public with something new, and to make a debut in a brilliant manner.” His Symphony in E minor Hob I: 44, which starts with a daring unison in the opening bars, takes its popular name, the Trauer (Mourning) Symphony from its introverted Adagio, which the composer is once said to have wished for his funeral.
The virtuoso Piano Concerto K. 271, written in Salzburg in 1777 for Louise Victoire Jenamy, the daughter of the famous French choreographer and ballet reformer Jean Georges Noverre, was ultimately intended for Mozart himself – not for nothing does it offer the soloist a lot of room for self-expression with its countless “interventions” and extensive cadenzas.
Andreas Staier, one of the most prominent harpsichord and piano players of our time, will perform the work with the Akademie für Alte Musik in the Philharmonie. With Georg Anton Benda and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the musicians also perform works by two composers who dedicated themselves to the sensual elegance of the gallant style during the transition from the Baroque to the Classical era.