Conversation with Mozart
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Eötvös: Dialog mit Mozart (US premiere)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 (Tai Murray, violin)
Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor
Mozart’s phrases often seem to take on a question-and-answer format, as if he is scripting musical conversations. Composer Petér Eötvös created his Dialog mit Mozart in 2014; throughout the piece, he engages in a dialectic exploration of tunes by his renowned predecessor. Violinist Tai Murray takes the stage to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 in a program crowned by Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, the “Tragic,” composed at age nineteen but unheard until decades later.