Sometimes outsiders have greater insight into the cultural values of a place than those born to it.
GLUCK: Overture to Iphigénie en Aulide
MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp
GLUCK: Overture and Dance of the Furies from Orphée et Eurydice
MOZART: Symphony No. 31, Paris
Concert DurationAbout 1 hour, 40 minutes with intermission
This concert is part of Series 1
- Gluck, a German and possibly a completely self-taught musician, reinvented the French operatic style.
- Mozart, an Austrian, exemplified the French style in works like the Concerto for Flute and Harp.
- Living in Paris furthered Mozart’s development as a composer. Parisian audiences so loved the flair of his Paris Symphony that they demanded encores.