The Würzburg Residential Palace has been called "a symphony in marble:" reason enough for a conductor named Hermann Zilcher to establish a Mozart festival there in the 1920s. Still going strong, the Mozart Festival in Würzburg draws musicians with a variety of approaches to the music of the great Amadeus.

 

La Stagione Frankfurt

La Stagione Frankfurt Photo: Supplied by Deutsche Welle

Programme:

MOZART: Symphony No 25 in G minor K183; HUMMEL: Potpourri for viola and orchestra Op 94; SOLER: Piano Sonata No 33 arr for viola and continuo; BECK: Symphony in F Op 4/3; SCHUBERT: Symphony No 5 in Bb D485; ABEL: Symphony in A Op 10/6 

Nils Mönkemeyer (viola), La Stagione Frankfurt directed by Michael Schneider 

Recorded in Emperor Hall, Würzburg (Deutsche Welle)