Coffee is Wellington’s pride – and it was for late eighteenth-century Vienna as well. Mozart himself liked it black (of course) with a pipe of tobacco, and the story goes that the Viennese first discovered coffee in discarded bags left by the Turks after the Battle of Vienna. This concert presents Mozart’s Turkish-flavoured Piano Sonata in A major, K: 331, presented on a copy of a Viennese fortepiano from 1795 together with “period” sound effects! And Mozart’s hit tunes are also presented as remixed by his contemporaries in works never heard before in New Zealand: Auguste Eberharde Müller, Johann Baptist Cramer, and Josepha Barbara von Auernhammer.
Praised as a virtuosic and eloquent soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor, Erin Helyard is at the forefront of a new generation of young musicians who combine the latest musicological and historical enquiry with a passion for promoting live music in contemporary culture.
When Thursday 27 September 2012, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Where Mojo Invincible, 161 Willis Street
Pricing $10 door charge.