Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
Soloist Piers Lane, Piano
Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K488
Bruckner Symphony No.7
Johannes Fritzsch, Queensland Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate conducts Bruckner's ravishing seventh symphony, a spiritual odyssey of dark cosmic power rich in melodic beauty.
Trembling strings whisper mystery at the start. Eloquently mournful, the Adagio is a moving elegy to Wagner. Spiky rhythms fire the Scherzo and the trumpet’s lively tune portrays a crowing rooster. Peeling brass and eddying strings draw the work to a close. In 1786, Mozart wrote three piano concertos. No.23 is a gem. One of Mozart’s most treasured works, the piano’s confessional voice in the Adagio especially touches the heart. In the Finale, enjoy the soloist’s rapid flurries through rippled passagework.
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