Mozart Larger-than-Life

Hétu-Mozart

Québec composer Jacques Hétu’s Symphony No. 5 for chorus and orchestra takes us to Paris before, during and after the Second World War, then solemnly concludes with a setting of Éluard’s famous poem Liberté. Mozart’s wife, Constanze, was particularly fond of fugues and counterpoint, those melodies that intertwine, calling back and forth as if to chase each other. It was for her that Mozart composed his Great Mass in C minor, as he was exploring the vocal music of Bach and Handel. The influences of those composers can be felt in this imposing work performed by the Chœur Métropolitain and four renowned soloists under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Carolyn Sampson

Julie Boulianne

Jonas Hacker

Philippe Sly

Chœur Métropolitain

7

February
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

6

February
8:00pm

Location

Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

 
conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

soprano

Carolyn Sampson

mezzo-soprano

Julie Boulianne

tenor

Jonas Hacker

bass-barytone

Philippe Sly

prepared by François A. Ouimet and Pierre Tourville

Chœur Métropolitain

Works

HÉTU

Symphony No. 5

MOZART

Great Mass in C minor