Geoffrey Lancaster in Recital
Mozart on the Fortepiano

Geoffrey Lancaster in Recital
Mozart on the Fortepiano

Geoffrey Lancaster channels the spirit and the sound of Mozart in a rare fortepiano recital.

What did Mozart hear, and how did he play? Geoffrey Lancaster recreates not just the sound of Mozart’s pianos (on replicas of two 18th-century instruments) but somehow channels the master’s genius and fingers – apparently composing these sonatas on the spot.

Geoffrey Lancaster’s erudition, puckish charm and bravura make him one of Australia’s musical treasures. He has been at the forefront of historically informed music-making for 40 years, rediscovering, rethinking and remaking music to keep the familiar fresh.

In his hands, Mozart is revealed as an endlessly fascinating character: funny, dramatic, impetuous, improvisatory. The sound and feel of the fortepiano encourage an intimacy and energy that would be impossible on a modern concert grand. Discover Geoffrey Lancaster’s Mozart in the ideal surrounds of City Recital Hall.

Geoffrey Lancaster will perform on copies of 18th-century pianos by Stein (K570, K282) and Walter & Sohn (K511, K333).

 

Pre-Concert Talk

Join us for the pre-concert talk by Anthony Abouhamad in the First Floor Reception Room, 45 minutes before the performance. 

 

Sponsored By

  • Theme and Variations
Emma Matthews sings Mozart Arias

Emma Matthews sings Mozart Arias

30 May

City Recital Hall

Book Now
Jóhann Jóhannsson's Last and First Men

Jóhann Jóhannsson's Last and First Men

2 Jun

Sydney Opera House

Book Now
Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

6 Jun

Sydney Opera House

Book Now
The Cellos of the Sydney Symphony

The Cellos of the Sydney Symphony

7 Jun

Sydney Opera House

Book Now
Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

7-8 Jun

Sydney Opera House

Book Now