Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Mozart and Beethoven: The adolescents

Early pieces of music by titans is good stuff

Young Mozart
Young Mozart

Have you ever wished you could meet someone before they became the person you know and love? Maybe wish you could meet one of your parents when they were an adolescent or perhaps experience your significant other when they were in high school?

The Mainly Mozart Festival is giving us that opportunity for the next two weeks. I was unable to attend the concert on Saturday night, June 4, at the Balboa Theatre, but I did go to the open rehearsal at 10:30 that morning.

Heads up — there will be open rehearsals for the next two Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Balboa. The experience is quite revealing. We get to see just how refined this group is and also get to hear how the conductor, Michael Francis, interacts with the orchestra.

Video:

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 2

The music for the opening concert was Mozart and Beethoven, but not the Mozart and Beethoven we know.

We are getting to hear Mozart before he was Mozart. The experimental aspects of the music are developed beyond maybe where he ended up. Had Johann Christian Bach not been an early influence, where might Mozart had gone?

The music had a sense of adventure and was full of imagination. It was before he found the template that was laid beneath much of his music.

Beethoven as well sounds other than Beethoven. We're meeting him as a young man who is trying to establish himself as a pianist within the shade cast by Mozart across the musical landscape. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 had moments of Beethoven but minutes of Mozart and Haydn.

Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne was delightful in the way it was staged and presented. It made me wonder just how much production is needed in order to get the music and the story across.

The next concert is Wednesday, June 8, at 8 p.m. at Balboa Theatre. The program includes Mozart, Saint Saens, and Mendelssohn.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Poppin’ Padres petition for permanent props in stands

The Crowd Goes Mild!
Next Article

Don't forget Escondido

We're still spaying cats in San Diego
Young Mozart
Young Mozart

Have you ever wished you could meet someone before they became the person you know and love? Maybe wish you could meet one of your parents when they were an adolescent or perhaps experience your significant other when they were in high school?

The Mainly Mozart Festival is giving us that opportunity for the next two weeks. I was unable to attend the concert on Saturday night, June 4, at the Balboa Theatre, but I did go to the open rehearsal at 10:30 that morning.

Heads up — there will be open rehearsals for the next two Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Balboa. The experience is quite revealing. We get to see just how refined this group is and also get to hear how the conductor, Michael Francis, interacts with the orchestra.

Video:

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 2

Piano Concerto No. 2

The music for the opening concert was Mozart and Beethoven, but not the Mozart and Beethoven we know.

We are getting to hear Mozart before he was Mozart. The experimental aspects of the music are developed beyond maybe where he ended up. Had Johann Christian Bach not been an early influence, where might Mozart had gone?

The music had a sense of adventure and was full of imagination. It was before he found the template that was laid beneath much of his music.

Beethoven as well sounds other than Beethoven. We're meeting him as a young man who is trying to establish himself as a pianist within the shade cast by Mozart across the musical landscape. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 had moments of Beethoven but minutes of Mozart and Haydn.

Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne was delightful in the way it was staged and presented. It made me wonder just how much production is needed in order to get the music and the story across.

The next concert is Wednesday, June 8, at 8 p.m. at Balboa Theatre. The program includes Mozart, Saint Saens, and Mendelssohn.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Giovanni Sgambati – an Italian Liszt

Wagner pushed for publication of Sgambati’s two piano quintets.
Next Article

Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies, uncovered

Nudity does more to advance an actress’s career than it does the plot
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close