Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—child prodigy, musical master and pop icon of his time—nurtured his extraordinary talent through the influence and mentorship of his peers and predecessors, George Frideric Handel and Franz Joseph Haydn. Radiating an edge-of-your-seat urgency, Mozart’s dramatic Symphony No. 40 is one of the most famous ever written. Handel’s Baroque brilliance mesmerized Mozart, and it’s on full display in selections from his opera Ariodante. Haydn, whose Sinfonia concertante cheerfully spotlights the violin, cello, oboe and bassoon, proclaimed his dear friend Mozart a once-in-a-century talent. Leading this trifecta tribute is Bernard Labadie, one of the world’s leading authorities on Baroque and Classical repertoire.

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