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An All Mozart Recital by Guest Artist Jeanne Lamon, violin, and Conservatory Professor David Breitman, fortepiano.
Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata in A Major, K. 305 (1778)
Allegro di molto
Andante grazioso (Theme and variations)
Sonata in F Major, K. 376 (1781)
Rondeau: Allegretto grazioso
Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 481 (1785)
Allegretto (Theme and variations)
Music Director Emerita of Tafelmusik (having served as music director from 1981-2014), violinist Jeanne Lamon has been praised by critics in Europe and North America for her strong musical leadership. In addition to performing with and directing Tafelmusik, Lamon regularly guest directs symphony orchestras in North America and abroad. Upcoming and recent engagements include Les Violons du Roy, Detroit Symphony, l’Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), Orchestra London, Victoria Symphony, and Symphony Nova Scotia. She has won numerous awards for her work with Tafelmusik. Lamon is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. She holds three honorary doctorates, one from York University, one from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, and one from the University of Toronto. She is passionate about teaching young professionals, which she does at the University of Toronto and through Tafelmusik’s Artists’ Training Programmes. Lamon has recently been named Artistic Director of Concerts in Care, an organization dedicated to bringing live music to people in long-term care. She stepped down as full-time music director of Tafelmusik in 2014 in order to devote more time to teaching, guest directing, and pursuing various hobbies.
Pianist David Breitman directs the Historical Performance Program. He is equally at home with the fortepiano and the modern piano, and enjoys both solo and ensemble playing. Recent seasons have included Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto and Choral Fantasy on both historical and modern pianos, and several performances at the renowned Cobbe Collection of historical instruments outside of London.
His collaboration with baritone Sanford Sylvan spans more than 30 years, with several hundred recitals and four CD’s, ranging from Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, to the premiere recording of the Glass Hammer, a major song cycle by the Cuban-American composer Jorge Martin. He has recorded the Mozart piano-violin sonatas on historical instruments with Jean-François Rivest for Analekta and, in a collaboration of a different sort, he is one of seven fortepianists on the 10-CD recording of the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle on CLAVES.