s Grosse Messe – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


20/12/2013 — 19:00
Salle Philharmonique | Liège | BE

*Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART* (1756-1791):
Overture Die Entführung aus dem Serail KV384
Pianoconcerto No.21 KV467
Grosse Messe in C-minor KV427

Sophie Karthauser _soprano_
Annke Luyten _mezzo soprano_
Markus Brutscher _tenor_
Charles Dekeyser _bass_

*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
Christian Arming


Grosse Messe

In 1782 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart married Constanze Weber without first obtaining the approval of his father Leopold. At that time he had been living in Vienna for some time as a composer and keyboard virtuoso. Wolfgang hoped to regain his father’s favour by promising to write a Mass for the archbishop of Salzburg. The orchestral and vocal forces and the proportions of this Grosse Messe in C minor K.427 would have undoubtedly resulted in a monumental missa solemnis, but sadly it remained unfinished. Still, this is Mozart at his best: full of masterly bravura, carefree elegance and emotional depth.