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Haydn & Mozart in Salzburg
Sun, April 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4$25 – $45
Majestic and serene: adjectives describing both the architecture of Salzburg and the music of its most famous native son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. For the Salzburg cathedral, Mozart composed one of his most beautiful works for the soprano voice, Laudate Dominum from the Solemn Vespers for the Confessor, frequently performed separately and incorporated into quite a few film soundtracks. Inspired by the vocal and instrumental gifts of Sister Maria Sebastiana, a Benedictine nun, baptized Ursula Anna Josepha Oswald, Michael Haydn composed a mass setting featuring prominent writing for both the soprano soloist and the orchestral violins. Haydn dedicated the Mass to her name day’s saint, the patron of school girls.
Imagine the strains of the chorus, orchestra and soloists, pouring out from the Salzburg cathedral, the beautiful music echoing though the valleys of the majestic Alpine landscape!