The Genius of the Young Mozart: A Live Musical Discussion with Peter Medhurst - Context Travel

The Genius of the Young Mozart: A Live Musical Discussion with Peter Medhurst


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Join lecturer and recitalist Peter Medhurst live from his piano in London for a musical conversation that will put Mozart’s prodigious genius in context.

When Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) was in London in 1765 the newspapers reported that for £2/6 the public could hear him play at the Swan and Hoop, Cornhill, on the harpsichord and upon it a handkerchief without seeing the keys. He was just nine years old at the time. Mozart's childhood was filled with tricks, adventure, and experimentation, and never before - or after - had there been a musical prodigy of such lasting genius and promise. The lecture takes a look at the way in which Mozart’s musical genius developed from early minuets written when he was five and six years old, to symphonies and piano concertos written by the time he was 10.

Led by a musician and scholar, Peter Medhurst, this interactive seminar will explore young Mozart’s genius through discussion and live performance. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an understanding of what it is that gives Mozart’s early music its unique sound.

This conversation is part of a musical series with Peter Medhurst. Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of the series.

Peter Medhurst appears in the UK and abroad as musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied composition and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music in London, and singing with Erik Werba at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He is known today for his lecture-recital work which has taken him to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as to all the major cities in Europe. He lectures for The Arts Society, The National Trust, and The Art Fund. Peter also leads tours abroad to places like Venice, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, and Madrid, and as part of the time spent exploring these places he gives organ recitals on the historic instruments in the various cathedrals and churches.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Getting to know young Mozart

This was my second Peter Medhurst seminar. I enjoyed the first one for Beethoven’s 250th so much that I jumped to watch this on young Mozart. I was extremely pleased with this session too. The combination of learning about the artist, his genius, the context of his life and influences interspersed with his work was once again a perfect combination!

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Lisa Dimberg Young Mozart Review

This was a thoroughly enjoyable program on the young Mozart. I particularly enjoyed Peter's perspective on how Mozart's father nurtured the young Mozart's genius and how Mozart's musical ideas from his early years carried over into compositions from his later years.

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Getting to know young Mozart

This was my second Peter Medhurst seminar. I enjoyed the first one for Beethoven’s 250th so much that I jumped to watch this on young Mozart. I was extremely pleased with this session too. The combination of learning about the artist, his genius, the context of his life and influences interspersed with his work was once again a perfect combination!

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Lisa Dimberg Young Mozart Review

This was a thoroughly enjoyable program on the young Mozart. I particularly enjoyed Peter's perspective on how Mozart's father nurtured the young Mozart's genius and how Mozart's musical ideas from his early years carried over into compositions from his later years.