Lincoln Center’s 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival has begun, and with some excellent accolades from the critics. The Financial Times awarded the opening concert with Louis Langree and pianist Richard Goode five stars. And The New York Times noted: “Langrée drew vigorous, crisp playing from the ensemble in his emphatic account of the opening Allegro of the “Jupiter,” the Symphony No. 41 in C, Mozart’s last…There was charm mixed with cagey playfulness in the Menuetto. And the orchestra was at its best when it mattered most, during the heroic, complex, magnificent finale.”
(Richard Goode in performance with Louis Langrée and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Photo: Hiroko Masuike/New York Times)
This weekend’s New York Times features an article on the innovations of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, including concerts in small spaces, late night chamber music events, and infusion of fresh and contemporary programming with new artists. Writes Anthony Tommasini: “I can imagine Mozart happily sipping wine at the Kaplan Penthouse while hearing a Bach partita for solo violin or being shaken and fascinated by a Thomas Adès string quartet.”
Read the full article here. The Festival kicks off Tuesday and runs through August 24.
(Photo: Richard Termine)
Don’t forget to catch Mostly Mozart Festival Music Director Louis Langrée’s Berlin Philharmonic debut, leading Mozart’s Overture to La clemenza di Tito K. 62, Symphony No. 40, and Davide penitente, Cantata for two sopranos, tenor, choir and orchestra K. 46. Click here to watch the the Maestro’s debut via the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall, today at 2pm (Eastern