twelve o’clock, March 24, 2021 – 12:53
Mozart’s Concerto K 622 will be performed on March 24 in a rare version for viola, soloist Nils Mnkemeyer, and on Monday 29 in the original for clarinet, soloist Daniel Ottensamer. The theater orchestra will be conducted on both occasions by Jordi Berncer
of Francesco Mazzotta
Une of Mozart’s latest masterpieces, the Concerto K 622, written by the genius of Salzburg only a few months before his death (on December 5, 1791), at the center of the next two appointments of the Bari opera house, which continues the season in free streaming from the Petruzzelli theater with internationally renowned soloists and conductors, despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic. This page, composed by Mozart for his friend Freemason and clarinetist Anton Stadler, is, in fact, proposed tonight, Wednesday 24 March, in an unusual version for viola in the interpretation of the German soloist Nils Mnkemeyer (in the photo, author of the transcription, never presented in Italy so far), and on Monday 29 March in the original for clarinet, an instrument that with the optimism and transfigured bliss of Mozart’s writing will resonate in the hands of the Austrian specialist Daniel Ottensamer. The two Sony musicians were called by the superintendent Massimo Biscardi to support the Petruzzelli Orchestra, which on both occasions (the concerts will be broadcast at 20.30 on the Opera Foundation channels) will be directed by the Spaniard Jordi Berncer, just one year ago forced to lay the baton immediately after the premiere in the Petruzzelli dell ‘Adriana Lecouvreur, Cilea’s work suspended twenty-four hours after its debut due to the lockdown.
The rest of the program
Resident director of the San Francisco Opera, Berncer had already landed in Puglia a few years ago for the world premiere of No, the work that the Festival della Valle d’Itria had commissioned to the composer Marco Taralli. And now he consolidates this relationship with the other most important regional musical institution with the two concerts in Petruzzelli, which will be completed tonight with the Sinfonia n. 82 L’ours (The bear) by Haydn and Monday with a page by Paul Hindemith, one of the protagonists of the avant-garde of the early twentieth century, whose Symphony from the opera will be listened to Mathis the Painter (Mattia the painter) baptized in 1934 by Wilhelm Furtwngler.
March 24, 2021 | 12:53