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The Mozarteum Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony

The Mozarteum Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony

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The Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg.

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On the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, NPR's Fred Child wraps up a week of musical celebrations in Salzburg, Austria.

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We begin with a concert at Purchase College in New York, Roger Norrington leads the Camerata in the Minuet from Mozart's Serenade in D, K. 320. The Mozarteum Orchestra follows with a performance of an excerpt from a Serenade Mozart wrote for the wedding of a court official: the Andante from the Andretter Serenade, K. 185.

In the Leopoldskron Palace in Salzburg, German violinist Arabella Steinbacher plays the final movement of Mozart's Violin Sonata, K. 376 with pianist Robert Kulek; then pianist Lars Vogt plays from the beloved Piano Sonata, K. 330. The 13 members of the Camerata Salzburg arrive to play the final two movements of Mozart's Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201.

Conductor Ivor Bolton leads pianist Piotr Anderszewski and the Mozarteum Orchestra in the Finale of Mozart's Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491. The Mozarteum Orchestra follow with a movement from the Serenade in D, K. 203.

Placido Domingo conducts the Vienna Symphony in the Overture and an aria that was cut from the opera Cosi Fan Tutte, with German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff singing "Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo" — "Turn your glance his way." Then violinist Julian Rachlin joins the Vienna Symphony to play the final movement of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. Once again, Placido Domingo conducts

The last big piece Mozart wrote in Salzburg was his Symphony No. 34. The Mozarteum Orchestra offers that farewell work in the Great Hall of Salzburg's Mozarteum.