Mozart + Beethoven

Handel & Haydn Society.

  • Overture to L’amant anonyme by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint‐Georges
  • Symphony No. 40 in G Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Concerto in C Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, by Ludwig van Beethoven

No conductor. Aisslinn Nosky directed.

I’ve never heard of the Chevalier de Saint‐Georges before, but he certainly led an interesting life. It’s the overture to an opera, and I quite enjoyed it.

The Mozart I heard just over a week ago, paired with the Requiem, by Boston Baroque. I enjoyed this performance, but the difference between the first row of Jordan Hall and nearly the back row (on the orchestra floor) of Symphony Hall is marked.

I liked the tune introduced in the first movement of the Beethoven, and the interplay between the soloists was fun, but on the whole I didn’t enjoy this piece.