Alpine Mozart

Don't expect to hear yodels from the hilltops of St. Moritz this summer.  

Quite the opposite. Visitors to the Swiss alpine resort town can expect to hear inspiring symphonies and concertos composed by the master of all classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

In operation since 1896, the historic Badrutt's Palace Hotel is launching their first Musikfestival Badrutt’s Palace taking place on September 5-7, offering visitors a series of curated concerts, played by the Sinfonia Amadei on original antique instruments. 

The repertoire includes our favorite Mozart piece of all time, the Clarinet Concerto in A Major K 622 (video below). The piece was one of the iconic composer's final fully instrumental solo works, completed shortly before his death at the age of 35.

The 29-minute long, three-movement masterwork has a strikingly airy and romantic feel, centered on the usual multi-layered and complex, yet completely harmonious sounds we appreciate and love from Mozart. Particularly reflected in the unusual contrasts between the soloist and the orchestra, the concerto's effect on the soul is worth listening to again and again.

So pack your bags, get to St. Moritz and purify your soul with clean Swiss alp air, a luxury resort stay and some music therapy.