Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart may have been dead for more than 200 years, but enthusiasm about his music does not seem to have waned in the least over the centuries. Moscow Mozartophiles have planned an ambitious marathon of his works, with all of the about 40 concerts by the Austrian composer to be played between Jan. 25 and 29, Lenta.ru reported.
The musical marathon, organized as part of the "Art-November" festival, will take place at the Moscow International House of Music and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and will involve both full orchestras and soloists.
A number of well-known foreign musicians have agreed to appear among the soloists, including American flautist Linda Chatterton, French bassoonist Laurent Lefevre, Norwegian french horn player Karl Kramer-Johansen, Venezuelan pianist Edith Pena, Italian pianist Marco Ciampi and others, some of whom will be playing in Russia for the first time.
All of the soloists will perform with the support of the St. Petersburg State Hermitage Orchestra under conductor Felix Korobov. As part of the Mozart Marathon, the musicians Linda Chatterton and Karl Kramer-Johansen will also lead master classes for students and teachers and Russian musical academies, and an exhibit of wind instruments from French factory Buffet Crampon will be on display in the large hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
The "Art-November" festival will take place for the 20th time in the 2013/14 season. Apart from musical performances, the festival will include exhibits, lectures and master classes. For more information, see the festival website at www.art-november.ru/.