For Kristian Bezuidenhout, “Mozart is the most important musical figure in my life: there’s absolutely no question about that.” No question, either, that it is a joy to welcome the acclaimed pianist and director back to the SCO. He pairs a flamboyant, joyous symphony by his idol with arguably his most emotionally complex piano concerto.
Opening the concert is a brilliant rarity by a composer Mozart himself adored: CPE Bach, JS Bach’s extrovert, second eldest son. Filled with a devil-may-care wildness, explosive drama and sheer panache, this is music that never fails to thrill and surprise.
CPE BACH Symphony No 2 in E-flat, Wq 183 (10’)
MOZART Symphony No 29 in A, K201 (24’)
MOZART Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491 (30’)
MOZART Rondo in A major, K386 (07’)
KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT Director / Harpsichord / Piano
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