Discover how the Classical rondo form works;
then hear how Mozart puts his own stamp on it.
Mozart was the ultimate Classical composer - a master of all the
elegant forms that brought Enlightenment sense and structure to the
music of the 18th century. He was a such a master that he rarely
bowed to convention; instead, he placed a distinctive stamp on
nearly everything he wrote.
One of most common Classical forms was the rondo - the concert
hall answer to the verse-chorus structure of popular song, and the
perfect way for a composer to play with the twin pleasures of
repetition and variation.
In this concert, young Australian composer Phil Jameson
demonstrates the elegant structure of a two-century-old form. And
Mozart, being Mozart, goes off on a tangent with a rondo theme that
is guaranteed to stick in your mind all evening!
Don't wait till November to discover Mozart. Join us for the
Mozart in the City series (1 Mar, 12 Apr, 12 Jul, 30 Aug), his
Requiem (2, 4, 5 May), Symphony No.31 (27, 28, 29 Jun), and the
dramatic Piano Concerto K466 (19, 21, 22 Sep).
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