Mozart & Salieri

Urbański treats Indianapolis to a tribute to one of the greatest rivalries of all time — Mozart and Salieri. This program offers a glimpse into the world of both composers, including the world premiere of Dejan Lazic’s symphonic poem, Mozart and Salieri, an ISO commission which takes its inspiration from Pushkin’s dramatized rivalry between the two composers and the creation of Mozart’s Requiem, a full century before the 1984 film, “Amadeus.”

Behind the Curtain

with Associate Conductor Vince Lee

"Krzysztof is a huge fan of Dejan; his approach to piano, his musicianship, his color. They’ve worked together many times, in fact he’s been here every season that Krzysztof has been Music Director. There’s an incredible relationship between conductor and pianist, and to have that trust, to say that I trust your artistry and musicianship enough that I want to commission this idea that you have, really says something. 

Most of Mozart's symphonies are in happy major keys. He wrote two symphonies in the key of G minor: Symphony No. 25 which is called the 'Little G Minor,' and then Symphony No. 40 which is called the 'Great' or 'Big G Minor' which we opened the season with last year.

Mozart had such a short life, but from 1760-80 there was an artistic movement called Sturm und Drang (storm and stress). You have big contrasts, all of this fierce thunder and then the music completely changes, 180 degrees. Sturm und Drang was used not only in music but art and literature as well, and you can hear it represented in this piece."

About Dejan Lazić

Dejan Lazic’s fresh interpretations of the repertoire have established him as one of the most unique and unusual soloists of his generation. “A powerhouse performer whose playing combines strength with beauty.” - The Guardian


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This performance is at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. Doors will open one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance.

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Mozart and Salieri

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