Piano Concert 2

Festival Strings Lucerne | Piotr Anderszewski

Mozart | Haydn | Salieri

Sun, 17513

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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18.11.-26.11. 2017



    Piotr Anderszewski  piano and musical direction
    Daniel Dodds  concertmaster and musical direction
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Symphony in B-flat major, K. 319
    Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major Hob. XVIII :11
    Antonio Salieri (1750–1827)
    Symphony in D major La Veneziana
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major, K. 453

    Mozart is feared by many pianists – more so than almost any other composer. Not because his piano works are technically so fiendishly complicated, but rather because of the interpretive issues that drive some to despair: how, for instance, do you play the accompaniment figures without making them sound monotonous, like a clattering sewing machine? How do you get the melodic voices to sing? And how do you convey emotions without absurdly romanticizing the works? The Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski commands this rare art of playing Mozart such that the music acquires an existential dimension. “In Mozart, tragedy blends with comedy,” he explains, “and that is what makes his art so rich.” But Anderszewski is also entirely in his element with Haydn, for he has a great sense for well-made musical wit, which he can fully relish here. After his inspiring recital at the 2015 Piano Festival, this time he will devote himself to two Piano Concertos, one each by both of these Classical masters: there could be no finer conclusion.

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    Festival Strings Lucerne

    Die Festival Strings Lucerne, die 1956 von Rudolf Baumgartner und Wolfgang Schneiderhan gegründet wurden, sind LUCERNE FESTIVAL mit alljährlichen Auftritten verbunden. Die Stammbesetzung um den Konzertmeister und Künstlerischen Leiter Daniel Dodds besteht aus siebzehn Streichersolisten und einem Cembalisten, kann aber bis zu einem 60-köpfigen Orchester erweitert werden, das auch sinfonisches Repertoire zur Aufführung bringt. Ihre besondere Klangkultur verdanken die «Strings» zum einen den Meisterinstrumenten aus den legendären Cremoneser Werkstätten Stradivari, Guarneri und Amati, die sich im Besitz des Ensembles befinden, zum anderen ihrer grossen Aufführungstradition. Denn von Anbeginn prägte die Zusammenarbeit mit prominenten Solisten das Profil des Ensembles. Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrach, Pablo Casals, Wilhelm Kempff und Clara Haskil waren in seinen Konzerten zu hören, und auch heutige Stars wie Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mischa Maisky, Hélène Grimaud, Daniil Trifonov, Rudolf Buchbinder, Martin Grubinger sowie Renaud und Gautier Capuçon zählen zu den musikalischen Partnern. Im Sommer 2017 traten die «Strings» als erstes Schweizer Orchester in der neuen Hamburger Elbphilharmonie auf und gastierten beim Würzburger Mozartfest, beim Grafenegg Festival, im Amsterdamer Concertgebouw und im Kopenhagener Tivoli. In der Saison 2017/18 steht neben Auftritten in München, Stuttgart, Valencia und Alicante auch eine grosse Asien-Reise auf dem Programm, die das Ensemble nach Peking, Shanghai, Suzhou, Taipeh und Seoul führen wird. Sein Repertoire erstreckt sich vom Barock bis zur zeitgenössischen Musik; so gibt es im kommenden Sommer etwa ein gemeinsames Projekt mit dem Komponisten Brett Dean. Regelmässig veröffentlicht das Ensemble CD-Einspielungen; zuletzt erschien eine Aufnahme dreier Mozart-Violinkonzerte mit Arabella Steinbacher.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 26 August 1956 in a program of works by Corelli, Purcell, Bach, and Pergolesi.

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    Piotr Anderszewski

    Piotr Anderszewski, who was born in 1969 in Warsaw, comes from a Polish-Hungarian family. He began taking his first piano lessons at the age of six; later, he studied at the Chopin Academy in his native city, at the Strasbourg and Lyon Conservatories, and at the University of Southern California. He found important artistic inspiration in courses with Murray Perahia, Fou Ts’ong, and Leon Fleisher. With his debut at Wigmore Hall in London in 1991, Anderszewski launched his international career, which has taken him to all of the leading international concert halls and to such orchestras as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Staatskapelle. His schedule for the 2018-19 season includes performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; additionally, he is artist-in-residence with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon. He will give recitals at the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, as well as in Munich, New York, and San Francisco, and he also tours Europe with the Belcea Quartet. Anderszewski has received numerous distinctions for his recordings, including the Gramophone Award, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, and the BBC Music Magazine Award. His most recent release, which appeared at the beginning of 2018, is an account of Mozart concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. The Canadian director Bruno Monsaingeon has filmed several documentaries about Anderszewski; in 2016 Anderszewski himself directed the film Je m’appelle Varsovie, which centers around his hometown Warsaw. Piotr Anderszewski is a recipient of the Szymanowski Prize and the Gilmore Artist Award; he was awarded the Polonia Restituta Medal in 2015.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 13 September 2001 playing works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Karol Szymanowski.

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    Daniel Dodds

    The violinist Daniel Dodds, who was born in 1971 to Australian-Chinese parents in Adelaide, left his home in Australia at the age of 17 to continue studying violin with Gunars Larsens at the University of Music in Lucerne. After graduating with distinction, other significant influences included master classes with Rudolf Baumgartner, Franco Gulli, Nathan Milstein, and Thomas Zehetmair. In 2000 Daniel Dodds was engaged as principal concertmaster by the Festival Strings Lucerne, and since 2012 he has served as Artistic Director of the ensemble, with which he performs all around the world. He is additionally active as a freelance soloist and has most recently performed with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Australian World Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008 Claudio Abbado appointed Dodds to the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, where he has remained a member every summer since. In this context he has also appeared as a chamber musician. He collaborates as guest concertmaster with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Among his partners in the field of chamber music are Dimitri and Vovka Ashkenazy, Kolja Blacher, Wolfram Christ, James Galway, Jens Peter Maintz, Herbert Schuch, and Martin Stadtfeld. His repertoire spans from Bach to contemporary composers and includes crossover projects involving jazz, tango, and music of the Far East. In 2012 he released his solo CD Time Transcending, which presents works by composers from Bach to Berio. Dodds, who teaches violin and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik – Luzern, plays the Stradivari “ex Hämmerle – ex Baumgartner” from 1717.

    Since 2000 Daniel Dodds has been an annual guest at LUCERNE FESTIVAL with the Festival Strings Lucerne.

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    16.00 | KKL Luzern, Auditorium | Introduction to the Concert with Susanne Stähr (in German)