Sa. 30. April '22 20:00 Uhr
Duisburg Mercatorhalle


Víkingur Ólafsson

Opening Concert


€ 55 | 45 | 35 | 25

Arcadi Volodos auf dem Klavierfestival Ruhr 2020

Baldassare Galuppi: Andante spiritoso, from: Sonata in F minor I 9 | Larghetto, from: Sonata No. 34 in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in F major K 494 | Fantasy in D minor K 385g | Rondo in D major K 485 | A little Gigue in G major K 574 | Sonata in C major K 545 “Sonata facile” | Adagio, from: String Quintet in G minor K 516 (arrangement by Víkingur Ólafsson) | Sonata in C minor K. 457 | Adagio in B minor K 540 | Ave verum corpus K 618 (arrangement by Franz Liszt)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Rondo in D minor Wq 61/4 
Domenico Cimarosa: Sonata No. 42 in D minor | Sonata No. 55 in A minor (arrangements by Víkingur Ólafsson)
Joseph Haydn: Sonata in B minor Hob. XVI/32

Béla Bartók: Drei Volkslieder aus dem Komitat Csík
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Le Rappel des oiseaux
J. S. Bach/A. I. Siloti: Präludium in h-Moll BWV 855
Víkingur Ólafsson explores the interplay between light and shadow in Mozart’s music. Ever since his début at the 2018 Ruhr Piano Festival, the Icelandic pianist has pursued a brilliant career. In his new programme, “Mozart and his Contemporaries”, he not only includes his favorite works by the Salzburg genius, but features them in dialogue with further compositions by Haydn, C. P. E. Bach, Galuppi, and Cimarosa. Ólafsson’s selection of repertoire is mainly from the 1780s, and it challenges the cliché of Mozart as a continually jovial child prodigy. “I find those ten years in Mozart’s life and output particularly fascinating,” Ólafsson remarks. “In that phase he not only brought the classical tradition to its apogee, but he also subtly undermined it. The shadows are darker; the nuances and ambiguities are more profound.”

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Víkingur Ólafsson



2007 wurde mit der neu eröffneten Mercatorhalle Duisburg im CityPalais in zentraler Lage ein anspruchsvoller Konzertsaal mit 1.700 Plätzen geschaffen, der sich durch puren Hörgenuss auszeichnet....




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