Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Leif Ove Andsnes | direction and pianoMatthew Truscott | direction and first violinChristiane Karg | soprano
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes celebrate Mozart and the years 1785-1786.
Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 K.488Symphony No.38 « Prague » K.504« Ch’io mi scordi di te », concert aria K. 505Piano Concerto No.24 K.491
After his brilliant “journey” devoted to Beethoven (Beethoven Journey), pianist Leif Ove Andsnes has now endeavored to exploring Mozart’s work for several reasons. He thus renews the exercise of focusing on a limited and precise period of a production, here the years 1785 and 1786, and always in complicity with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. But let the pianist explain his point of view on these two years, which notably saw the premiere of two of the musician’s most beautiful piano concertos: “During the two years 1785 and 1786, Mozart composed a series of extraordinary masterpieces that reinvented the nature of the piano concerto, offering a greater narrative dimension. The soloist plays a very different part from the orchestra. The piano part has something of a Don Giovanni against the rest of the world, a solitary voice in front of the orchestra, a hero saying “it’s me”. This balance between piano and orchestra is radically new. A key moment in his life, hence the title of Mozart Momentum”.
PRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées