Mozart was on his way from Vienna to Prague in 1787 and also passed through the Doble district of Leonding in his chariot. Today’s parish church doesn’t exist yet, of course, but on Sunday we had an honorable concert in our thoughts with Mozart, featuring Uwe Christian Harrier in the Lyonding Symphony Orchestra and Cantos Michaelis.
A year ago, Mozart completed his film “Figaro” and was received in Prague by performing this opera as part of a music academy. Mozart also had a symphony with him, the “Prague Symphony”, a perfectly balanced masterpiece of the major trios known from the last symphonies of 1788. It is in no way inferior to its sister works, it is only fiction and illustrates the entire compositional range of Mozart.
The Leondinger Symphonie Orchester gave the expressive performance that grips the performance through careful phrasing and dynamic emphasis in parallel sounds. Harrer’s conductor also relied on official minute details, as one is accustomed to from the head of Spiritus on the podium as the artistic animator of the music in Leonding. As is known, his musical composition has also been appreciated elsewhere for decades as an experienced conductor, this time with the ensemble Cantos Michaelis, who inspired the audience with the coronation mass that Mozart sang so often.
The catchy and inappropriate nickname probably made the masses so popular that comparisons were allowed, from which the vocal band emerged top marks. Written simply for the Easter service in 1779 in Salzburg Cathedral and not to mark the aristocratic coronation, the ceremonial style of the sacred work also had an impact as usual with the participation of the four soloists: Katerina Piranova, Christa Ratzenbock, Christian Havel and Mario Hartl.
Why was Coronation Mass shown on the program? Opera connoisseurs may have heard from the audience the awaited song of Countess Figaro in “Agnus Dei”, the most famous part of the liturgy. How cleverly chosen for the coherent concept of Mozart’s memorable, once different salute! The appearance of “Ave verum” made a meditative conclusion.
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