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Sir András Schiff Klavier und Leitung

Joseph Haydn

  • Piano concerto D major Hob. XVIII:11

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Piano Concerto in d minor, K. 466

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

  • Symphony No. 3 in a minor, Opus 56 »Scottish«

Gegensätze

»Musik ist Musik«, sagt Capell-Virtuos Sir András Schiff über seine Doppelrolle als Di­rigent und Solist. Während des Klavierspiels betrachte er »das Ganze als Kammermusik, und da braucht man wirklich nicht zu diri­gieren, sondern nur gut aufeinander zu hö­ren«. Dieses Feingefühl, das Spiel zwischen Solist und Orchester hob Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart mit seinem d-Moll-Klavierkonzert auf eine neue Ebene. Scharfe Kontraste und wechselvolle Stimmungen prägen das Werk. In Bezug auf die motivische Entwicklung scheint Mozart dabei von Haydn inspiriert – trotz des Altersunterschieds verband beide Komponisten eine Künstlerfreundschaft auf Augenhöhe.

Der Kartenvorverkauf beginnt am 1. Dezember 2020.

  • 01.04.2021
    19:00 Uhr
    Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus
    Tickets

Sir András Schiff

One of the great pianists of our time, Sir András Schiff has attracted particular acclaim and won many awards for his complete cycles of the piano works of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Bartók. The native Hungarian is the Staatskapelle’s Capell-Virtuos for the 2020/2021 season.

Sir András Schiff performs with most of the world’s leading orchestras and conduc­tors. As conductor and soloist he frequently appears with his own chamber orchestra, the »Cappella Andrea Barca«, founded in 1999, as well as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. His extraordinary reputation as an interpreter of Beethoven was recognized in June 2016 by his election as an honorary member of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. In addition, he has been

showered with awards, such as the Robert Schumann Prize of the City of Zwickau in 2011, the Golden Mozart Medal in 2012 and the Gold Medal of London’s Royal Phil­harmonic Society in 2013. In June 2014, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. for his services to music. And in March 2018, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by his Royal Highness Prince Charles, President of the Royal College of Music.

Since his early youth, Schiff has been a passionate chamber musician. From 1989 to 1998 he directed the chamber music festival Musiktage Mondsee. Together with Heinz Hol­liger, he was Artistic Director of the Ittingen Whitsun Concerts until 2013.