“As ever with the COE, each and every player contributed to the distinctive, rich-toned sonority, responding to one another with unbroken empathy.” — The Guardian (London)
Monday, August 10, 2009 at 7:30
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, conductor and piano (Mostly Mozart debut)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Mostly Mozart debut)
Haydn: Symphony No.45 in F-sharp minor (“Farewell”)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G major, K.453
Extraordinary French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard assumes the challenging roles of both conductor and soloist in a Mozart piano concerto with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
The evening is carefully arranged to include a seminal work by Haydn, a Mozart piano concerto, and a newer work to demonstrate the use of common themes dealing with rhythm, time, and counterpoint. Haydn and Mozart both used conventional forms to frame their compositions, coupled with a twist or humorous game of musical manipulation. This technique appears in the work of contemporary composers including Ligeti, whose work appears in the Festival for the first time.
This performance is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.
This event is part of the Lincoln Center 50 Years celebration.