About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann at Berlin's treasured and world‐renowned Konzerthaus.
'Hélène leads us on different paths and all of them can make sense. It's like a painter: you have an idea and a certain color emerges,' Giovanni Guzzo happily describes the collaboration with French pianist Hélène Grimaud. She returns the compliment to the traditional ensemble Camerata Salzburg: 'Every time I perform with musicians with whom the chemistry is so right that this strong sense of community is created, everything becomes simple, bright and clear. A concert evening with an exceptional pianist, a renowned chamber orchestra that has cultivated the sound of Mozart for decades, and three works in a minor key full of light melancholy awaits you in the Great Hall.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Konzert für Klavier und Orchester d‐Moll KV 466
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonie g‐moll KV 550
- Robert Schumann – Konzert für Klavier und Orchester a‐Moll op. 54
The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in the city. Built in 1821, the structure initially served as a theater. Severely damaged in the Second World War, it was rebuilt as a concert hall in 1977, with a neoclassical interior, and changed its name to reflect its new function in 1994. Consistently numbered among the top five concert halls in the world, the Konzerthaus hosts around 500 performances every year, ranging from symphony and chamber concerts featuring international stars to new music and children's concerts.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.