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The Secret Mozart

Thursday 20th February 2020
Peter Medhurst

Writing to his father on 28th December 1782, Mozart remarked of his latest batch of Piano Concerts – No. 11-14 – “[They] are just the medium between being too heavy and too light … here and there it is possible for the connoisseur alone to get satisfaction - but such – that the laymen can be contented without knowing why”.  

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Although Mozart speaks a musical language that is universally understood by his admirers, as he himself implies, there is much that remains hidden and secret. Peter explores some of the less well trodden areas of Mozart’s music to reveal some extraordinary curiosities as well as some genuine musical surprises.

A very popular lecturer, Peter studied singing and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.