Many European cities devote several weeks during their tourist season dedicated to specific composers. It is easy to imagine that the birthplace of Mozart is no exception. And the series of concerts during such weeks are sold out months in advance.
Pianist Andras Schiff is the subject of this recording made during the Mozart Week of 2015:
András Schiff at Mozartwoche
The recorded selections are as follows:
- Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
- Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482
- Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485
Performed by András Schiff (piano and conductor), with the Orchestra Cappella Andrea Barca
About Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto the Salzburg press wrote admiringly: “Sensitively supported by the rich and supple tone of the strings, Schiff’s pianistic virtuosity explores the length and breadth of Beethoven’s early work, from the opulent to the playful, with a palpable delight rarely found in such measure in a pianist”, while in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 “Schiff demonstrates his skill in pianistic interpretation and in conducting, nuanced, passionate, a sensitive revelation”.
Here is Mr. Schiff in a brief extract from this concert: