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29.01.2021 20:00 (CET)

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Hélène Grimaud & the Dallas Symphony Orchestra play Mozart

This concert from the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas pairs two masterpieces by Mozart, both unusual in their genres for being in a minor key. Hélène Grimaud joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan as soloist in the Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, which she recorded recently for her DG album The Messenger. With its dramatic nature, this concerto anticipates the turbulence of Romanticism. So too does the second work on the programme, Symphony No.40 in G minor, which has a sense of freedom and innovation perhaps attributable to the fact that it was not written to commission.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466
Symphony No.40 in G minor, K550

Hélène Grimaud
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan

With “The Messenger”, Hélène Grimaud took us to Salzburg, where she fascinatingly juxtaposes W.A. Mozart and the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937). You can listen to the album here.