McCartney and Mozart, con spirito!

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Is Paul McCartney the 20th Century’s Mozart? Phoebe and Daphne tackle this question with radio host and classical music programmer, Valerie Ing.

We discuss the similar biographies, artistic processes and whimsical spirits of these two creative dynamos and share some of our favorite pieces from both composers. We also debate Bach, listen to birds and reflect upon the evolving legacies of Herr Mozart and Sir Paul.

Join us for a musical adventure into MozARTney!


Penny Lane  (McCartney) The Beatles (1967)
Calico Skies (McCartney) Loma Mar Quartet (1999)
Piano Concerto No.17 in G Major Op 9, K 453: III Allegretto (Mozart) Andras Ligetti (1990)
12 Variations on Ah vous dirai-je, maman (Mozart) Rousseau (2020)
Mary Had a Little Lamb (McCartney) Wings 1971
Giovanni Batista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater: Quando Corpus Moriator And Amen (Mozart) Simon Preston (1984)
Ocean’s Kingdom II: Hall of Dance (McCartney) London Classical Orchestra
Standing Stone: I Cell Growth. Semplice (McCartney) London Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster (1997)
Ecce Cor Meum: II Gratia (McCartney) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Gavin Greenaway (2006)
Requiem, K.626 Lacrymosa (Mozart) Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1984)
Liverpool Oratorio: I War ‘Non Nobis Solem’ (McCartney) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (1991)
Paul’s Piano Piece (McCartney) Paul McCartney (1969)
Liverpool Oratorio: VI – Work, Violin Solo (McCartney) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (1991)
Golden Slumbers (McCartney) Jan Vogler, BBC Philharmonic (2022)
Piano Concerto in E Flat, K482, 3rd Movement (Mozart) Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Field (1984)
Cosi fan tutte K.588 Act II Fate presto, o cari amico (Mozart) Chamber Orchestra of Europe (2013)
Abduction from the Seraglio K 384; Turkish Finale (Mozart) Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Field (1984)
Standing Stone: II He Awoke Startled: Sea Voyage (McCartney) London Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster (1997)
Piano Concerto 23 in A Major, K488: II Adagio (Mozart) Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra (2017)
Tuesday (McCartney) Loma Mar Quartet (1999)
Serenade 13 in G Major, K.525 “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”: I Allegro (Mozart) Wiener Kammerphilharmonie (1991)


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