Mozart Piano Concerto No.14 in Eb Major, K449 (chamber version)
Ligeti String Quartet No.1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’
Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, ‘Trout’
Shai Wosner piano
Aurora Principal Players
“Brilliant… [Wosner] dazzles, charms and intrigues” The Arts Desk
Following a critically-acclaimed debut with Aurora last year, the versatile Shai Wosner returns for an eclectic programme which includes one of the greatest works in the canon of chamber music.
Be swept away by the boundless energy of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 under Wosner’s sensitive and exhilarating playing. Then, in a different vein, experience the visceral intensity of Ligeti’s extraordinary first string quartet, unfolding as one movement that seamlessly shifts through contrasting characters and moods.
The programme concludes in the sunlit bliss of Schubert’s much-loved ‘Trout’ quintet, a chamber masterpiece which bubbles with charm and delight, and directly quotes his song “Die Forelle (The Trout).”
“In a clear little brook
In merry haste
A capricious trout
Shot past like an arrow.”
Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, Die Forelle
Kings Place Performance (part of Mozart’s Piano)
Preceded by a free pre-concert talk of Shai Wosner in conversation with Aurora’s Chief Executive John Harte, and followed by The Lock-In: Électronique, featuring Aurora Principal Cellist, Sébastien van Kuijk.
Mozart’s Piano is generously supported by:
The Parabola Foundation (principal supporter)
An Anonymous Donor
Nicholas Snowman & Wartski
Aurora Orchestra’s Concerto Patrons & Friends