Mozart's Piano

Guest directed by Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano soloist

Mozart’s Piano

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Thu Nov 9, Fri Nov 10, Sat Nov 11, 2017 at 8pm, Sun Nov 12 at 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Map Learn more about subscriptions

Series 1, 2, 3

Kristian Bezuidenhout brings Mozart’s fortepiano to life in a program of 18th-century keyboard gems and orchestral works.

 "Bezuidenhout is a prince of the fortepiano" – The London Times, UK

Acclaimed fortepiano virtuoso Kristian Bezuidenhout returns to direct Tafelmusik with his trademark vibrant and expressive style. Mozart was one of the first virtuosos of the new fortepiano (literally, the ‘loud-soft’), a creation capable of new subtleties and dynamics. He used all the colours of this new instrument to make his music at one moment dramatic and percussive, and the next shimmering and crystalline. Above all, he captured its lyrical nature in his sonatas and concertos—highlighted in this exciting program centred on the Concerto for piano in A Major.

Also featured are dynamic symphonies by Mozart and two of his mentors, Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christoph Bach—all directed from the fortepiano by Kristian Bezuidenhout.

Pre-Concert Chats
Join us for a free pre-concert chat one hour before the show with musicologist and broadcaster Dr. Hannah French.

Program:

  • J.C. Bach Symphony in G Minor
  • C.P.E. Bach Symphony for strings in G Major
  • Mozart Symphony no. 29 in A Major
  • Mozart Rondo in A Minor for solo piano
  • Mozart Concerto for piano no. 12 in A Major

Concert run time: Our best estimate at this time is approximately 2 hours including intermission. Final run time will be confirmed the week of the concert.