That’s how the famous concert pianist Alfred Brendel described one of Mozart’s favourite piano concertos – coming up next from Bath Recitals…
Watch pianist Bobby Chen above introduce this fabulous work with its interplay between the piano and orchestra in the first movement, the graceful elegance of the second and the wit and vitality of the third.
Completed by Mozart in January 1777, the highly regarded critic and musicologist, Charles Rosen has called it ‘perhaps the first unequivocal masterpiece of the classical style.’
The work has long been known as the JeunehommeConcerto, with a claim that Mozart wrote the piece for an unnamed French pianist – the ‘Jeunehomme’ (French for “young man”) when visiting Salzburg.
However, it is now thought that the dedicatee was actually a proficient pianist named Victoire Jenamy. She was a daughter of one of Mozart’s friends, the dancer Jean-Georges Noverre.
We are thrilled to be welcoming Bobby Chen back to Bath after his last appearance with Bath Recitals in 2015 (see below).
Saturday 21 October, 7.30pm
St Swithin’s Church, 37 The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LY
Thomas Arne Overture No.4 in F
Joseph Haydn Symphony No.6 in D major Le Matin
Johann Christian Bach Symphony in D major Op.18 No.4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat K271 Le Jeunnehomme
Tickets: Adults £28, £22, £16; under 18s & students £16, £12, £8