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We play for Austria: mozart@home on 24 May on ORF III

“We play for Austria”: continuation of the ORF concert series with “Mozart@home” from the Mozarteum Foundation on 24 May on ORF III.
With performances by Rolando Villazón, Marianne Crebassa, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, and Cornelius Obonya, among others


The Mozarteum Foundation is delighted to be the host and co-initiator of a first-class TV event: The continuation of ORF III’s ORF concert series “We play for Austria” will be broadcast by the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg on May 24th with “Mozart@home” and will be dedicated to the world-famous composer and his native city of Salzburg.


In addition to vocal performances by Rolando Villazón, Marianne Crebassa, Andrea Carroll, Rafael Fingerlos and the Salzburg Bach Choir, as well as instrumental performances by clarinetist Daniel Ottensamer, horn player Radovan Vlatković, violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, and pianist Julius Zeman, who will both play on original Mozart instruments, star pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has been won over for a musical greeting from Berlin. He will play the 2nd movement from the Piano Sonata KV 330 and young talent Marie Sophie Hauzel will perform a movement of the Piano Concerto in A major KV 414. The performance of the 3rd movement from Mozart’s last piano concerto KV 595 had to be canceled by star pianist Rudolf Buchbinder due to scheduling reasons. A special performance at “Mozart@home” will be given by the actor and long-time Salzburg “Everyman” Cornelius Obonya, who will read from Mozart’s touching letters to father Leopold in Mozart’s birthplace.


Most of the evening’s soloists will be accompanied by musicians from the Camerata Salzburg and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in a musical arrangement by Shane Woodborne.


The concert program at a glance


The Mozart evening will be opened by Andrea Carroll, Marianne Crebassa, and Rafael Fingerlos with the trio “Soave sia il vento” from the Mozart Da Ponte classic “Così fan tutte”. After a movement from Mozart’s Horn Quintet KV 407, interpreted by horn player Radovan Vlatković and strings from the Camerata Salzburg and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, as well as Daniel Barenboim’s musical video message, the Salzburg baritone Rafael Fingerlos and the American soprano Andrea Carroll can be heard with the duet “La cì darem la mano”, from “Don Giovanni”. After the 2nd movement from Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet KV 581, performed by Daniel Ottensamer and strings of the Camerata Salzburg and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa will sing “Parto, ma tu, ben mio” from the last Mozart opera “La clemenza di Tito”. She will be accompanied by Daniel Ottensamer and the musicians of Camerata Salzburg and Mozarteumorchester, who will also perform an excerpt of the Piano Concerto in A major KV 414 in the performance of young pianist Marie Sophie Hauzel. Furthermore, Rolando Villazón interprets the aria of Don Ottavio “Il mio tesoro intanto”. The Bachchor Salzburg closes in the concert hall with an a cappella version of “Ave verum corpus”.


While the director of the Mozart Week, Rolando Villazón, leads through the program in the concert hall, Barbara Rett appears in front of Mozart’s residence, among other places, in whose “Tanzmeistersaal” Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Julius Zeman present a musical performance of the Rondeau from the Haffner Serenade KV 250 on Mozart’s violin and fortepiano. Other venues are Mozart’s birthplace, where actor Cornelius Obonya will read from Mozart’s touching letters to father Leopold, as well as the Magic Flute House in the Bastion Garden of the “old” Mozarteum, the Mozart Memorial and the Mozart Bridge.

Broadcast on Sunday, 24 May at 8.15 pm on ORF III and on the classical music platform fidelio. On 3sat “Mozart@home” will be broadcast on August 8th.