Hélène Grimaud plays Mozart, Schumann, and Silvestrov — With Camerata Salzburg


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Hélène Grimaud — Music director, pianist

Camerata Salzburg

Giovanni Guzzo — Music director, violinist

Program notes

Piano virtuoso Hélène Grimaud headlines a spectacular evening with the illustrious Camerata Salzburg at the famed Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg! Join these incredible artists in an exploration of Romanticism, featuring masterpieces by Schumann and Mozart (often considered the very first Romantic, an assertion borne out by this program).

The concert begins with Mozart's dramatic D Minor Piano Concerto No. 20, a statement of high Romanticism in the midst of the Classical period—and a work that situates the Salzburg-born genius in the lineage that leads to Beethoven. Next up is another minor-key Mozart masterpiece: the grandiose Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, a work of violent contrasts that represents an "appeal to eternity," in the words of Alfred Einstein. Finally, Grimaud and the esteemed ensemble close the concert with the exquisite blend of turbulent passion and dreamy tranquility that runs throughout Schumann's deeply moving Piano Concerto, one of the composer's uncontested high watermarks and a monument of the piano repertoire.

Photo: Hélène Grimaud © Mat Hennek

Hélène Grimaud appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.

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