Mozart in Paris (with Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271) | Mozart on Tour - Ep. 6

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Documentary about Mozart in Paris, Mozart far from Salzburg
followed by the perfomance at the Mozarteum Salzburg (Salzburg Festival, 1989), Paris
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Solois: Mitsuko Uchida
Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg

Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 "Jeune home"
22:51 Allegro
33:20 Andantino
44:51 Rondeau, Presto

The City of Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace and childhood home, with his peripatetic life. He hated the place, its provinciality and the humiliation of making music for the Archbishop, and would do almost anything to get out of town. And so, when a prominent French pianist named Mlle. Jeunehomme visited Salzburg and performed some Wolfgang's works, it was no wonder that he and his family took it as sign fate wanted him in Paris. But his stay in the City of Light was no Gaité Parisienne. The few job offers he received were not to his liking, and then his beloved mother, who has accompanied him there, took violently ill and died. The way in which he broke the news to his family back home was a remarkable sign of the 21-year old musician's tact and maturity, as well as a touching document of the love for his family that shone through his music and his life.

The "Jeunehomme Concerto" will be heard in a kind of reconciliation with Salyburg, the city that today counts Mozart as its finest son and has dedicated the world's most prestigious arts festival to his music. In a Salzburg Festival performance, with the Mozarteum Orchestra under Jeffrey Tate, we hear one of the pre-eminent Mozart interpreters of our day, the pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

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