After stand-out performances in 2016 and 2018, the Camerata Salzburg is back to Aix. The choice is artistically unimpeachable, as the reputation of this chamber orchestra and its “contagious enthusiasm” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) is based on performing pieces by Salzburg's most famous son.
Between the Symphonies No. 20 and n°34, the ensemble, with the spirited Alondra de la Parra at the helm, reveals a true gem: one of four Horn concertos written by Mozart for his childhood friend, Joseph Leutgeb. The prodigious speed of the instrument – that we at times associate with the military bugle call – is matched by the smoothness of its tone, underpinned by the connection with the orchestra.
As an interlude, the Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko, “an adept of bel canto who handles any difficulty with breath-taking ease” (Le Figaro), will perform a number of pieces from the divine composer's most famous operas.
Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris
Alondra de La Parra, conductor
Olga Peretyatko, soprano
Felix Klieser, horn
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- Symphony No. 20 KV 133
Symphonie No. 34 KV 338
Horn Concerto No. 3 KV 447
And arias from Mitridate, re di Ponto, Lucio Silla,Idomeneo and Don Giovanni