A glorious concert with magnificent performance by the ACO , led by Richard Tognetti and Croatian -born soloist Dejan Lazic on piano , focusing on music mostly by Mozart and showcasing the ACO’s great strengths as well as exploring the “Sturm und Drang” style . The Orchestra and Lazic had a great rapport.
HAYDN ‘s Symphony No.39 in G minor ‘Tempesta di mare’ began the concert The first movement with its brisk strings and robust circular melody that was looped and repeated and listen out for the horns featured. The second movement was an elegant lilting dance like movement while the third movement with its horns and woodwind was a cascading wall of pulsating sound .The fourth and final movement was scurrying with its flurried , impatient strings. Throughout the work there were contrasts in mood and at times quite sharp , spiky rhythms that made the work sounds very fresh and contemporary.
MOZART’S Rondo Concertante (arr. Dejan Lazić) in its Australian Premiere we heard the piano played by Lazic with a delicate graceful touch , crisp and precise that sparkled and rippled in a glorious bravura display – a most interesting reworking of a piece that originally contains a cadenza but here adapted for piano. Continue reading AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CELEBRATING MOZART @ CITY RECITAL HALL