Volcano-sized emotions

Volcano-sized emotions

Do you love Mozart? If you feel like you already know Mozart in and out, you have not heard the interpretations by Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson. He finds endless new colours, hues and levels in even the most commonly played classics. Ólafsson is one of the most celebrated pianists of the age. His 2019 recording of J. S. Bach’s music received two BBC Music Awards. Le Monde has described his artistic temperament as ‘volcanic’. There will be massive emotional scales and extreme virtuosity when he takes on Mozart and his contemporaries.

“Víkingur has a unique ability to make interesting selections and get every piece to sound like him. His playing is transparent and clear. There is a lot of silence in the space between, but even there, the textures and colours of music are constantly sparkling.” –Sauli Zinovjev, a composer whose piano concerto Víkingur Ólafsson will premiere in spring 2022.

Performers
Vikingur Ólafsson, piano

Programme
Baldassare Galuppi
Andante spiritoso from Piano Sonata No. 9 in F minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo in F major K 494

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Rondo II in D minor H 290

Domenico Cimarosa
Sonata No. 42 in D minor
Arrangement: Víkingur Ólafsson

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in D minor K 397 (Fragment)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo in D major K 485

Domenico Cimarosa
Sonata No. 55 in A minor
Arrangement: Víkingur Ólafsson

Joseph Haydn
Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Kleine Gigue in G major K 574

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major “Sonata facile” K 545

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio in E flat major from String Quintet No. 3 in G minor K 516
Arrangement: Víkingur Ólafsson

Baldassare Galuppi
Larghetto from Piano Sonata No. 34 in C minor 3:07

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor K 457

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio in B minor K 540

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ave verum corpus K 618
Transcription: Franz Liszt

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