Mozart: The most beautiful overtures
2 Sep 2016
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Other participants: Yehudi Menuhin · Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Before the curtain goes up: Mozart’s overtures – how admirably they set the scene for the operatic events that follow, introducing us to the mystery of The Magic Flute, the amorous entanglements of Così fan tutte and the revolutionary spirit of The Marriage of Figaro, enticing us with “Turkish music” into the Seraglio or conjuring up the demonic atmosphere of Don Giovanni – twelve small worlds of music before the curtain has even parted!