WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART — Symphony No.39 in E flat major, K. 543
FELIX MENDELSSOHN — Concert aria for soprano and orchestra "Infelice", Op. 94
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART — Symphony No.40 in G minor, K. 550
Was Mozart classical or already romantic? Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble reopen the debate, in a programme composed of his antepenultimate and penultimate symphonies—one not-so-well-known, the other extremely famous—composed in mysterious circumstances and contemporaneous with Don Giovanni and the composer’s first string of misfortunes. Both works are feverish and tormented. The programme is completed by Mendelssohn’s “Infelice,” a Mozartian concert aria written for the legendary Maria Malibran.