Víkingur Ólafsson

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Víkingur Ólafsson Piano

Baldassare Galuppi
Andante spiritoso from Sonata 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. by Víkingur Ólafsson)

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo in D major, K. 485

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

Joseph Haydn
Piano Sonata No. 47, in B minor, Hob.XVI:32
1. Allegro moderato
2. Menuetto
3. Finale: Presto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Kleine Gigue, in G major, K. 574

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 16, in D major, K. 545
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Rondo: Allegretto

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

Baldassare Galuppi
Larghetto from Sonata No. 34, in C minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 14, in C minor K. 457
1. Molto allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro assai

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio in B minor, K. 540

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ave verum corpus, K. 618
(transcribed by Franz Liszt)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata para Órgão n.º 4, em Mi menor, BWV 528 (transcrição August Stradal)
1. Andante [Adagio]

For Víkingur 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.

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