November 18 - 8:00pm
November 19 - 3:00pm
MASTERWORKS OF OAKVILLE
Charles Demuynk, conductor
Bradley Christensen, baritone
Mozart's C Minor Mass and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy are two masterworks of Western music. The Mass in C minor is the last musical setting of the mass by Mozart (not including his Requiem Mass left unfinished at his death). Composed in Vienna between 1782 and 1783 the large-scale work is scored for two soprano soloists, a tenor and a bass, double chorus and large orchestra.
The Choral Fantasy, for piano, vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, was composed in 1808 by Beethoven. Beethoven wrote the piece to conclude a benefit concert for him on 22 December 1808, at which he also presented the first performances of his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies. The work begins in C minor, but modulates during the second and final movement to C major.
These two extraordinary works create a perfect pairing. This is a concert not to miss.
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