In this matinée recital, Chiyan presents a programme built upon the motifs of magic and mystery, and explores how composers interacted with the past. Busoni takes motifs from Mozart, who in turn took inspiration from the old Lutheran hymnal, the Erfurt Enchiridion, which made its way into the Chorus of the Two Armed Men in Die Zauberflöte. Mozart’s own Fantasy is a ‘forum’ of musical ideas and moods, and Busoni’s reworking of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Gigue K. 574, incorporates the Fandango from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro as a middle section. The program concludes with Chopin’s probing Third Piano Sonata, which reveals Chopin in his late style, drawing on the harmonic subtleties of earlier composers.

  • Mozart:  Fantasy in C minor, K. 475 
  • Busoni:  An die Jugend No. 3 – Giga, Bolero e Variazione (nach Mozart) BV 254/3
  • Busoni:  Nach Mozart; Adagio (“Zwei geharnischten Männer” (die Zauberflöte) from Sieben kurze Stücke zur Pflege des polyphonen Spiels, BV A 3
  • Chopin:  Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58