Concert: Mozart’s Pilgrimage, Bath Mozartfest

Date: Thursday 17 November 2011, 7.30 pm    Venue: St Mary's Church, Darlington Street, Bath {venue link »}

A programme which looks at the influences on the child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whilst on his European travels with his father.  Music from the German-speaking world is represented by Schütz and Bach. From England are pieces by two contemporary composers who Mozart encountered, William Boyce and J.S. Bach’s youngest son, Johann Christian. Whilst from Italy, perhaps the greatest influence on his early life, comes music from the revered Palestrina, eyebrow-raising chromaticism from the opera composer, Antonio Lotti and the famous Miserere of Allegri. Legend has it that Mozart heard this piece in the Sistine Chapel whilst on his travels and then wrote it down from memory.