7 Dec

ECO at Kings Place 3/6. La Folle Journée: Christian Zacharias

20:00 Kings Place

Paris, 1785: Beaumarchais’s revolutionary play La Folle Journée is published. Within a year Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte have transformed it into The Marriage of Figaro, sealing their everlasting fame. Hard on its heels comes Mozart’s sublime Piano Quartet in E flat and one of Haydn’s greatest Paris Symphonies, ‘La Poule’. Fast forward to the post-War Paris of 1947, and Poulenc’s glittering Sinfonietta.

To guide us through this maze of connections is the incomparable pianist and director, Christian Zacharias.

  1. Haydn Symphony No. 83 in G minor La Poule
  2. Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat, K493
  3. Poulenc Sinfonietta, FP141
  4. Mozart Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro, K492
Christian Zacharias
piano, conductor
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