Mozart and Mendelssohn, childhood prodigies, two colossi of Western culture. Both lived short lives, 35 and 38 years. But despite these similarities, the half-century that separates them coincided with a period in which European civilization underwent profound changes, which were also reflected in music. In this program, placed side by side, they distinguish themselves well. Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 fulfills the classical style of the Concerto form with elegance and good humor. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 and The Hebrides, on the other hand, feature vibrant rhythms and “generous” melodies, more akin to the romantic aesthetic.
Opening Concert of the 2023/2024 Season
Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra
F. Mendelssohn Overture The Hebrides, Op. 26
W. A. Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3
F. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1
Daniel Canas horn
Pedro Neves conductor