Víkingur Ólafsson

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For Vikingur Ólafsson, Mozart’s last years were “one of the most incredible decades of any composer in the history of music”. In 1781, says the Icelandic pianist, Mozart discovered the music of Bach at a library in Vienna and his study of Bach’s work significantly reinforced his own. This period, when Mozart also reached the height of his creative maturity, forms the basis of the repertoire Ólafsson will perform in the Mozart and Contemporaries programme. This will not only include other classical composers but also the less jovial and denser tone than that normally associated with Mozart.


Programme

Víkingur Ólafsson Piano

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo in F major, K. 494

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Rondo in D minor, Wq 61/4

Domenico Cimarosa
Sonata Nº. 42 in D minor (arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia Nº. 3 in D minor, K. 397
Rondo in D major, K. 485

Domenico Cimarosa
Sonata Nº. 55 in A minor (arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)

Joseph Haydn
Piano Sonata Nº. 47 in B minor, Hob.XVI:32

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Kleine Gigue in G major, K. 574
Piano Sonata Nº. 16 in C major, K. 545

— Intermission 20 min —

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio in E-flat major, from the String Quartet Nº. 4, K 516 (arr. Víkingur Ólafsson)

Baldassare Galuppi
Larghetto from the Piano Sonata Nº. 34 in C minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata Nº. 14 in C minor, K. 457
Adagio in B minor, K. 540
Ave verum corpus, K. 618 (transcription F. Liszt)


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