Monday, March 20, 2006

More and more Mozart ...

The silly craze for wall to wall programming of a single composer's works is spreading beyond the BBC. This week all 23 of Mozart's original piano concertos are being performed in six days by six orchestras and 19 soloists in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, thankfully counterbalanced by a little Penderecki and Messian.

As if all that wasn't enough the 'inclusive' festival will include audience participation via a collection of Steinways in the Bridgewater Hall foyer which concertgoers are invited to play.

How 2006.

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