Refractions

mozart - The Final Symphonies

Thursday 9th December 2021

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Irish Chamber Orchestra
Jörg Widmann Director/Clarinet


Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 Jupiter

The story of Mozart’s final three symphonies are a microcosm of healing, recovery and renewal. Symphony No. 39, is gentle but buoyant, the least performed of the three but no less a masterwork. Melancholic Symphony No 40, adored by audiences, reflects Mozart’s struggles but the gorgeous. dreamy second movement, sees the strings woven closely together – as in the love duets of Italian operas of the time. Finally, his popular Jupiter Symphony reflects the invincible spirit that drove him to succeed against all odds, with its Olympian character and the greatest of all symphonic finales.

AUTUMN CONCERT SEASON 2021

As we emerge from the Covid-19 Pandemic, NCH and Ireland’s leading ensembles and soloists come together to create a collaboratively developed season exploring themes of healing, recovery and change.




Presented by the National Concert Hall and Irish Chamber Orchestra

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