Elizabeth Sombart

Elizabeth Sombart plays Mozart

with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (concert 2)

Sunday 12 March 2023, 15:30

Past Event
Elizabeth Sombart plays Mozart Past Event


Mozart Symphony No. 38, ‘Prague’
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major


Elizabeth Sombart piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Pierre Vallet conductor
John Suchet host

Mozart’s piano concertos are peerless examples of the genre, providing not only a unique insight into Mozart’s creative world, but also his own supreme pianistic ability. In the second of two Sunday afternoon concerts at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Elizabeth Sombart presents another pair of these sublime masterpieces.

The richly colourful ‘Prague’ Symphony is followed by the piano concerto known to have been specially prized by Mozart himself. The outer movements of No. 23 glow with a sense of warm contentment, full of seemingly endless melodic inspiration.

By contrast, intense sadness lurks beneath the surfaces of the final work in the series, Concerto No. 27 in B flat, written shortly before the composer’s untimely death. Predominantly major keys are subtly coloured with minor to create an extraordinary sense of poignancy, and the music’s skipping rhythms are tinged with a wistful intensity which suggests Mozart somehow knew his end was in sight.

The concert is introduced by the acclaimed broadcaster and author John Suchet.

Please note start time.

Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)

Ticket Information

£40, £35, £28, £20, £15

Students and Under 25s: half price (not available online)

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