ST MARTIN’S: VOICES
Mozart Oboe Concerto
Beethoven Mass in C
Andrew Earis conductor
St Martin’s Voices
Lavinia Redman oboe
Imagine rummaging in a cupboard and finding in your hand a long-lost work by Mendelssohn or Mozart. Both the heartfelt Gloria and hugely expressive oboe concerto were for many years thought lost, only for their brilliance to be rediscovered decades later. Mendelssohn’s is the music of a prodigy breaking free from childhood study and finding his own voice; Mozart’s contains premonitions of later operas and a finale of unbounded joy.
The shadow of Haydn’s already revered Masses loomed over Beethoven in 1807. His Mass in C resonates with his forebear’s influence, but the maverick composer inevitably created something thrillingly of his own, here sung by our young counterparts, St Martin’s Voices.
Tickets £9 – £29 (plus booking fee)
St Martin-in-the-Fields Box Office