Mozart and the spirit of the Enlightenment

Mozart and the spirit of the Enlightenment


 Emanuele Ferrari, piano


When & where

Saturday 7 September, 6.00 pm
Stresa, Regina Palace Hotel

Vedi la mappa



€ 10 no sector / seats not numbered

Under 26: € 10




Concert lesson on 12 Variations “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” KV 265 by W.A. Mozart

Mozart’s music is the highest incarnation of the virtue of the spirit: his combination of intelligence, sensitivity, and humor is typical of a man of the Enlightenment. Mimed scenes, irreverence and sublime perfection take us on an irresistible trip through world theater and the ‘comédie humaine’ – the Human Comedy. But what does the term ‘variations’ in the title refer to? Maybe the literature can help – in this case R. Queneau’s Exercises in Style, which tell the plain little tale of Twinkle, twinkle, little star in 99 different ways. Then too, painters have depicted numerous variations on the theme, like Cézanne’s paintings of Montagne Sainte-Victoire.
This evening’s guest is the pianist and musicologist Emanuele Ferrari, who entertained the public at the 2018 Stresa Festival. He will illustrate Mozart’s masterpiece with his usual verve and excerpts the 12 Variations on  Ah vous dirai-je Maman which Mozart probably composed when he was 25.

This concert is part of the thematic area Between Classic and Neoclassic.



Hotel Regina Palace

Overlooking the shores of Lake Maggiore, in the centre of Stresa and directly facing the Borromean Islands, the Regina Palace Hotel represents a fine example of prestige both in the hotel world and historically speaking. The four-star Regina Palace hotel that opened in 1908, still preserves its fin de siècle fascination, even though it has a renewed appearance as a result of a meticulous, albeit conservative refurbishment programme. The unique combination of charm and modernity will render a stay in one of the 214 rooms or suites – all furnished with period pieces and equipped with every facility – totally unforgettable. 


Clicca per vedere il video a schermo intero