Piano Concert 2

Festival Strings Lucerne | Piotr Anderszewski

Mozart | Haydn | Salieri

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KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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18.11.-26.11. 2017







    KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

    Piano Concert 2

    Festival Strings Lucerne | Piotr Anderszewski

    Piotr Anderszewski  piano and musical direction
    Daniel Dodds  concertmaster and musical direction
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Symphony in B-flat major, K. 319
    Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major Hob. XVIII :11
    Antonio Salieri (1750–1827)
    Symphony in D major La Veneziana
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major, K. 453

    Mozart is feared by many pianists – more so than almost any other composer. Not because his piano works are technically so fiendishly complicated, but rather because of the interpretive issues that drive some to despair: how, for instance, do you play the accompaniment figures without making them sound monotonous, like a clattering sewing machine? How do you get the melodic voices to sing? And how do you convey emotions without absurdly romanticizing the works? The Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski commands this rare art of playing Mozart such that the music acquires an existential dimension. “In Mozart, tragedy blends with comedy,” he explains, “and that is what makes his art so rich.” But Anderszewski is also entirely in his element with Haydn, for he has a great sense for well-made musical wit, which he can fully relish here. After his inspiring recital at the 2015 Piano Festival, this time he will devote himself to two Piano Concertos, one each by both of these Classical masters: there could be no finer conclusion.

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    Festival Strings Lucerne

    The Festival Strings Lucerne, which were founded in 1956 by Rudolf Baumgartner and Wolfgang Schneiderhan, are associated with LUCERNE FESTIVAL through yearly performances. The regular ensemble, which is led by concertmaster and artistic director Daniel Dodds, comprises 17 string soloists and a harpsichord player, but it can be expanded up to a 60-member orchestra that also performs the symphonic repertoire. The special sound culture of the “Strings” is attributable on the one hand to the master instruments from the legendary Cremonese workshops of Stradivari, Guarneri, and Amati that are in the possession of the ensemble, and on the other to their great performance tradition. From the very beginning, collaboration with prominent soloists has shaped the ensemble’s profile. Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrach, Pablo Casals, Wilhelm Kempff, and Clara Haskil have performed in their concerts, and such stars of today as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mischa Maisky, Hélène Grimaud, Daniil Trifonov, and Renaud and Gautier Capuçon are among their musical partners. In the 2016-17 season, the Festival Strings Lucerne concertized with such figures as Nicolas Altstaedt, Vilde Frang, Sergei Nakariakov, Julian Rachlin, and Arabella Steinbacher. They have toured in recent seasons to the United States and to South America, Japan, South Korea, China, and Russia. In the summer of 2017 the Strings performed at the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (the first Swiss orchestra to do so) and toured to the Würzburg Mozartfest and to the Rheingau Musik Festival. Their repertoire ranges from the Baroque to contemporary music; in January 2017 they released a two-part homage to Sofia Gubaidulina. The ensemble regularly releases recordings, the most recent of which is an account of three Mozart violin concertos with Arabella Steinbacher. 

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 26 August 1956 in a program of works by Corelli, Purcell, Bach, and Pergolesi.

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    Piotr Anderszewski

    Piotr Anderszewski, who was born in 1969 in Warsaw, comes from a Polish-Hungarian family. He began learning piano at the age of six and later studied at the Chopin Academy in his native city, at the conservatories in Strasbourg and Lyon, and at the University of Southern California. He absorbed important artistic influences from his courses with Murray Perahia, Fou Ts’ong, and Leon Fleisher. With his debut at Wigmore Hall in London in 1991 Anderszewski launched his international career, which has since brought him to all the major concert halls around the world, including collaborations with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago and London Symphony Orchestras, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Performances scheduled for the 2015-16 season include with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Czech Philharmonic; he will also give recitals at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Wigmore Hall in London, and Lincoln Center in New York.  Anderszewski has received multiple awards for his recordings, including the Choc du Monde de la Musique, the Gramophone Award, and the BBC Music Magazine Award. For his most recent recording – of Bachʼs English Suites – he again received the Gramophone Award in 2015 and – for a second time, following his win in 2011 – the ECHO Klassik Award. The Canadian director Bruno Monsaingeon has made three documentary films about Anderszewski, which were released in 2001, 2008, and 2010. Piotr Anderszewski has received the Szymanowski Award and the Gilmore Artist Award; the Royal Philharmonic Society of London named him Best Instrumentalist of 2001. In 2015 he was granted the Order of Polonia Restituta.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 13 September 2001 playing works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Karol Szymanowski.

    November 2015

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    Daniel Dodds

    The violinist Daniel Dodds, who was born in 1971 to Australian-Chinese parents in Adelaide, left his home in Australia at the age of 17 to continue studying violin with Gunars Larsens at the University of Music in Lucerne. After graduating with distinction, other significant influences included master classes with Rudolf Baumgartner, Franco Gulli, Nathan Milstein, and Thomas Zehetmair. In 2000 Daniel Dodds was engaged as principal concertmaster by the Festival Strings Lucerne, and since 2012 he has served as Artistic Director of the ensemble, with which he performs all around the world. He is additionally active as a freelance soloist and has most recently performed with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Australian World Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008 Claudio Abbado appointed Daniel Dodds to the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, where he has remained a member every summer since. In this context he has also presented himself as a chamber musician. He collaborates as guest concertmaster with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Among his partners in the field of chamber music are Dimitri and Vovka Ashkenazy, Kolja Blacher, Wolfram Christ, James Galway, Jens Peter Maintz, Herbert Schuch, and Martin Stadtfeld. His repertoire spans from Bach to contemporary composers and includes crossover projects involving jazz, tango, and music of the Far East. In 2012 he released his solo CD, Time Transcending, with works by composers from Bach to Berio. Daniel Dodds, who teaches violin and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik – Luzern, plays the Stradivari “ex Hämmerle – ex Baumgartner” from 1717.

    Since 2000 Daniel Dodds has been an annual guest at LUCERNE FESTIVAL with the Festival Strings Lucerne.

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    16.00 | KKL Luzern, Auditorium | Introduction to the Concert with Susanne Stähr (in German)