Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 KV 456 & 21 KV 467 Howard Griffiths, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg & Jonathan Fournel

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Label: Alpha Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

Interpret: Howard Griffiths, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg & Jonathan Fournel

Komponist: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, KV 456:
  • 1Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, KV 456: I. Allegro vivace (Cadenzas by W. A. Mozart)12:10
  • 2Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, KV 456: II. Andante un poco sostenuto (Cadenzas by W. A. Mozart)09:58
  • 3Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, KV 456: III. Allegro vivace (Cadenzas by W. A. Mozart)07:00
  • Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, KV 467:
  • 4Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, KV 467: I. Allegro maestoso (Cadenzas by Dinu Lipatti)14:51
  • 5Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, KV 467: II. Andante (Cadenzas by Dinu Lipatti)06:27
  • 6Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, KV 467: III. Allegro vivace assai (Cadenzas by Dinu Lipatti)06:51
  • Total Runtime57:17

Info zu Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 KV 456 & 21 KV 467

"Bravo Mozart", rief Kaiser Joseph II. aus, als er am Ende der Uraufführung des Klavierkonzerts Nr. 18 KV 456, das Mozart selbst am 30. September 1784 spielte, aufstand und seinen Hut zog. Weniger als ein Jahr später schrieb der Komponist sein legendäres 21. Konzert, das hier vom Mozarteumorchester Salzburg unter der Leitung von Howard Griffiths und dem Pianisten Jonathan Fournel aufgeführt wird. Der französische Pianist, Gewinner des prestigeträchtigen Königin-Elisabeth-Wettbewerbs 2021, hat bereits eine Brahms-Aufnahme für Alpha (ALPHA851) eingespielt. Im Alter von 30 Jahren entwickelt er eine vielversprechende Karriere und beeindruckt das Publikum bei jedem seiner Konzerte.

Jonathan Fournel, Klavier
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Howard Griffiths, Dirigent

Jonathan Fournel
studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Saarbrücken under Robert Leonardy, then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he took classes with Bruno Rigutto, Brigitte Engerer, Claire Désert, and Michel Dalberto. Since 2013, he has won the first prize at both the Concorso Gian Battista Viotti in Vercelli in Italy and the Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow. He has performed, among others, with the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Radio and Television Orchestra in Zagreb, the Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and with conductors such as Frank Braley, Jonathon Heyward, and Gergely Madaras. Since 2016, Jonathan Fournel has been an artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, under the guidance of Louis Lortie, and was selected as a ‘révélation classique’ by the Adami in 2017.

Howard Griffiths
was born in England and studied at the Royal College of Music in London. He has lived in Switzerland since 1981. From 1996 to 2006 Howard Griffiths was artistic director and chief conductor of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, whose long and excellent tradition he successfully continued and developed extensively. This also included many tours in Europe, the USA and China. The public and the press reacted enthusiastically to this collaboration both in Switzerland and abroad.

From 2007 to 2018 Howard Griffiths was General Music Director of the Brandenburg State Orchestra in Frankfurt. His start to his first season was enthusiastically received in 2007 by the press: «Howard Griffiths immediately made it clear where the journey with him and the state orchestra will go: to lightness, ease and transparency... in addition to all the emotional intensity and expressive simplicity, subtleties and thematic developments suddenly became apparent... That makes us curious and excited about other Griffiths repertoire revelations.» (MOZ)

In addition, he has appeared as a guest conductor with many leading orchestras worldwide; these include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchester National de France, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra Basel, and the London Mozart Players, the Orquesta Nacional de España, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, various radio orchestras in Germany (the orchestra of the NDR, the Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Sinfonieorchester des WDR, the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie), the Polish Chamber Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia.

Howard Griffiths is also regularly involved in contemporary music. With the Collegium Novum Zurich, he directed the Swiss premiere of Hans Werner Henze‘s Requiem in the presence of the composer and worked closely with composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, George Crumb, Arvo Pärt and Mauricio Kagel.

Howard Griffiths is always enthusiastic about new, unusual projects: with the Basel Symphony Orchestra he perfor- med Gustav Mahler‘s 8th Symphony, the «Symphony of a Thousand», with over a thousand participants; Together with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO), successful crossover projects have been created with Giora Feidman, Roby Lakatos, Burhan Öcal or Abdullah Ibrahim; with great success he also conducted the original music for films by Charles Chaplin live with the ZKO for film projection on a big screen.

More than a hundred and fifty CD recordings on various labels (Warner, Universal, cpo, Sony, Koch and others) testify to Howard Griffiths’ broad artistic spectrum. For example, they contain works by contemporary Swiss and Turkish composers as well as first recordings of rediscovered music from the 18th and 19th centuries. This also includes more than 40 symphonies by Beethoven‘s contemporaries and the early Romanesque. His recordings of all eight symphonies by Beethoven‘s student Ferdinand Ries have received great praise from critics worldwide. The readers of the English magazine «Classic CD» chose Griffiths’ recording of works by Gerald Finzi as «Classic CD of the Year» in this category. The recording of all four Brahms symphonies also received great praise: «... the result is an excitingly pulsating reproduction of the symphonies ... However, such flights of fancy are only possible with a sound body that makes music at the highest level and is based on trust with the conductor. Both apply to the excellent, highly motivated Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt.» (Radioswissclassic)

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