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Tonight’s concert sees a pair of Mozart’s greatest piano concertos being performed by one of the world’s most acclaimed pianists, András Schiff. The Ninth Piano Concerto was dubbed ‘Mozart’s Eroica’ by none other than Einstein, and the work contains a sublime and tender middle movement contained by two feisty outer movements. Piano Concerto No.24 is perhaps better known and builds out of a spectacularly moody and muscular opening. The evening’s musical sandwich is one of Haydn’s typically fresh and zesty symphonies, though again dark menacing undertones can be heard underneath the bright melodies.
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat, K271
Haydn Symphony No. 98 in B flat
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491
András Schiff piano/conductor
OAE Extras at 5.45pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall. Free.
New Horizons! New Ensembles!
Come and join OAE REMIX players in a pre-concert event inspired by Mozart. Working with composer James Redwood, OAE players have taken ideas from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Piano Concerto No. 9 to create new music inspired by old ideas. A chance also to find out about our newly created ensembles as part of our MFYM partnership.
This concert is now sold out. There may be returns nearer the time- ring Southbank Centre Box Office on 0844 847 9922 to check.
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