'Forgive me if I lose my head'

Bach Club is proud to present fortepiano concertos by two good friends, Haydn & Mozart - two jewels of the classical repertoire:

Joseph Haydn – Keyboard concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII/11
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271 “Jenamy”

Directed from the fortepiano by Pawel Siwczak, with a group of musicians that generously inspire each other, just as Haydn and Mozart admired and motivated one another in their friendship. Haydn wrote about his younger friend: "Forgive me if I lose my head. But I love this man so dearly." (1787)

Today we can lose our heads in two wonderful examples from both composers.

Haydn’s popular piece can be played on the harpsichord or the fortepiano, and is a cheerful example of the composer’s musical style. Pawel prefers the fortepiano as it responds beautifully to the textures and dynamic nuances of this work.

Mozart’s concerto, also known as “Jeunehomme”, was written in Salzburg in 1777 and is full of youthful energy and exuberance, with a dramatic second movement.

Our chamber approach, with just 12 players, is an exploration of the intimate sound of these two concertos, so full of delicate details and and intricate interplay between the instruments.

Just like the classical era’s music builds upon earlier traditions and is deeply rooted in theses styles and techniques, so are we engaging with these concertos, with the expertise and craft of our group of baroque and (in a wider sense), historical performance specialists.