Molto grazioso, meccanico andante. Mozart and Beethoven: a tale of two geniuses

  • molto grazioso Acampa gallery
  • Meloni 671607BADG  ph Brescia e Amisano © Teatro alla Scala1
  • 6 feb Thouand 663511BADG  ph Brescia e Amisano © Teatro alla Scala
11 April 2022
Script and staging Mario Acampa
Actor Matteo Sala
Oboe Fabien Thouand
Clarinet Fabrizio Meloni
Bassoon Gabriele Screpis
Horn Danilo Stagni
Piano Emilio Aversano


Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E major K 531
  Sonata in F minor K 239
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Quintet in E flat major K 452

for piano and winds

Largo – Allegro moderato


Rondò. Allegretto

Tiziano Citro Omaggio a Ludwig
Ludwig van Beethoven

Quintet in E flat major Op. 16

for piano and winds

Grave. Allegro ma non tanto

Andate cantabile

Rondò. Allegro ma non tanto


Shows written and directed by Mario Acampa


Leggend or fact? Did Mozart and Beethoven ever meet? It seems that 1787 was the fateful year when Mozart granted an audition to a lad of 16... one Ludwig van Beethoven. His opinion? "Quite grazioso, but too mechanical..." Startling new testimony, irrefutable facts, and perhaps a touch of fantasy: anything to bring together two all-time legends of music.