The J.C. Bach - W.A. Mozart connection
Johann Christian Bach, the son of the ‘great’ Bach, moved to the United Kingdom in 1672 to write operas for the King's Theatre. Once in London, however, he developed a passion for concertos and symphonies. Il Gardellino, conducted by Evgeny Sviridov, will present his dark Sixth Symphony. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most ardent admirers of J.C. Bach. His Concertos No. 20 and 23 will be served up for you, with a star role for Olga Pashchenko on the fortepiano. In fact, this Russian pianist has a supreme command of just about any other keyboard instrument as well.
Piano Concerto no. 20, KV 466
Symphony in g minor, op. 6/6
Piano Concerto no. 23, KV 488