Jörn Boysen and his early music ensemble Musica Poetica take you to a concert in an Amsterdam salon during Mozart's time. Back then Amsterdam was the European center for music publishers – for example, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons were first printed here. Musicians traveled long distances to buy new music and give concerts there. The Mozart family visited Amsterdam in 1765. Some even settled in Amsterdam, as did the Italian violin virtuoso Pietro Locatelli, who lived on the Prinsengracht.
The sound world of Mozart
This highly entertaining program includes music, quotes from old travel journals and gossip from Old Amsterdam. Discover the sound world of Mozart and authentic 18th-century instruments such as viola d’amore, fortepiano and clavichord. Get acquainted with the most beautiful music of Locatelli, Willem de Fesch, Hendrik Focking, Bach's son Johann Christian and of course Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.