Mostly Mozart 2: Mozart's Viola

An hour of classical masterpieces performed by the ANAM Musicians and guest artists with the chance to catch up with friends over a cup of tea.

Mozart was 17 years old when he wrote his first viola quintet, at the same time as he wrote his 25th symphony and his glorious cantata ‘Exsultate jubilate’. This light, genial divertimento reveals a composer full of surprises and creativity.

Biber flourished in Salzburg 100 years before Mozart, and was also employed by the Archbishop as a composer and violinist. His Battalia vividly conveys a battle, complete with cannon shots, snare drums and fifes. And we celebrate the music of Monteverdi, the great opera and madrigal composer, in this arrangement of an aria sung by Ulysses on the island of Ithaca.

BIBER Battalia for strings and continuo
WOOLRICH Ulysses Awakes (after Monteverdi) for viola and 10 strings
MOZART String Quintet no. 1 in B-flat major

Lawrence Power violin/viola/director
ANAM Strings

Complimentary morning tea served from 10am in the Melbourne Recital Centre Ground Floor Foyer

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre

Lawrence Power's ANAM residency is generously supported by Ulrike Klein AO

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