A double celebration! As we toast Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall in its 40th year, one of Mozart’s most festive symphonies opens the evening with a flourish.
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski marks his 50th birthday with a pair of magnificent piano concertos. Haydn is in high spirits throughout his concerto – he opens with the kind of tune that puts a spring in your step, and closes in Hungarian style, with a brilliant tour de force, flashing with fireworks. In contrast, Schumann’s is perhaps the most poetic of all piano concertos: a searching, passionate, Romantic masterpiece.
Mozart: Symphony No 36 ‘Linz’, K425
Haydn: Keyboard Concerto in D, Hob XVIII
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Piotr Anderszewski: Director / Piano
Alexander Janiczek: Director / Violin