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Hélène Grimaud & Camerata Salzburg: Mozart, Schumann, Silvestrov

Mozart did not write many works in minor tonalities, but those that he did were particularly impactful. They are also the ones that French pianist Hélène Grimaud most enjoys spending time with because they “provide a glimpse behind the mask of jollity that surrounds many of his famous works.” Selecting pieces that are all in minor keys yet composed during intensely creative periods in both Mozart’s and Schumann’s careers, Grimaud takes an insightful look at the composers and their popularity at the time. Grimaud’s performance in the beautiful hall of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie is a symbolic representation of an encounter with fate, where drama and tragedy meet, and an apt reminder that not all is as it seems.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

Robert Schumann:
Piano Concerto, Op. 54

Valentin Silvestrov:
The Messenger

Hélène Grimaud, piano & music director
Camerata Salzburg
Giovanni Guzzo, music director & violin



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