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