The Postmusik Salzburg gave a big symphonic concert on April 2nd in the Haus für Mozart. After a break of two and a half years, the audience experienced fireworks of musical energy with outstanding soloists and an excellent orchestra. A particular highlight was the performance of the recently discovered Allegro in D major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which was premiered during Mozart Week 2021 to mark his 265th birthday. This short piano piece is a musical sketch that could well have served as the basis for a larger work. Postmusik performed it for the first time as a chamber music arrangement for piano and wind ensemble, encouraging the audience to fantasize about what Mozart might have made of it. In the first part of the concert, Postmusik Salzburg impressed with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Mozart’s Horn Concerto in E flat major with tonal variety and dynamic sensitivity. After the break, the focus switched from classical music to contemporary symphonic wind music. Here the musicians showed technical brilliance, but also musical empathy and stylistic confidence. – All in all, a concert experience at the highest level with a lot of musical energy! The audience thanked the orchestra with a standing ovation.
photos by Paul Gruber