The Festival opens with music by perhaps the most famous musician to emerge from Vienna, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Erich Wolfgang Korngold, also hailed a boy-genius, wrote his first pieces of chamber music and an opera aged just 12. Mahler, Strauss and Zemlinsky were hugely impressed declaring him a "musical genius' in Vienna in the early 1900s.
MOZART - C minor Quintet K406
SCHUBERT - Allegro in A minor D947 "Lebensstürme" for four hands
interval (drinks served)
KORNGOLD - Piano Quintet Op.15
The Eusebius Quartet, Bengt Forsberg, Alasdair Beatson, Mathilde Milwidsky, Maria Włoszczowska, Hannah Shaw, Vashti Hunter