Labadie conducts Mozart

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About This Performance

Although there is some disagreement about when Mozart composed Piano Concerto No. 27, it is the last work he composed in the form, a genre that he had elevated to the highest levels of art, just as he had with opera. An interesting characteristic of this forward-looking work is its thematic integration of the movements, which became so important in the 19th century.

Mozart’s final symphony, which he may have never heard, concludes with a magnificent movement in which his many themes combine in 5-part invertible counterpoint, a sweet moment for music nerds.

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Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks

  • Friday, December 16, 2011 - 9:45am

Russell Steinberg

Russell Steinberg, composer, conductor and performer. Mr. Steinberg is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, and is on the faculty at UCLA.