Mozart Week

Camerata Salzburg / Ivor Bolton:
Das Alexanderfest

Jan 25, 2025
11:00 AM
Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, Großer Saal
Pillar or Wheelchair space

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Foto Camerata Salzburg im Mozarteum


  • Camerata Salzburg
  • Bachchor Salzburg
  • Ivor Bolton (Conductor)
  • Louise Alder (Soprano)
  • Siyabonga Maqungo (Tenor)
  • David Soar (Bass)
  • Michael Schneider (Chorus director)


George Frideric Handel / Mozart
Das Alexanderfest 
Cantata in two parts by G. F. Handel HWV 75
in an arrangement by Mozart K. 591

It was Baron van Swieten who commissioned Mozart to newly orchestrate some of Handel’s oratorios. ‘New’ primarily means here adjusting the instrumentation to the orchestra of the late 18th century and reducing the dominance of the basso continuo. In the new instrumentation Mozart transforms the work into the sound world of the Viennese Classical period.