Wiener KammerOrchester / Entremont
Philippe Entremont, Klavier, Dirigent
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ouverture zu »Don Giovanni« K 527 (1787)
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester d-moll K 466 (1785)
Symphonie D-Dur Hob. I/104 »Salomon« (1795)
Musical brilliance in major and minor keys
It was the first time that Mozart prescribed a minor key in a piano concerto: Concerto K 466, composed in 1785, plunges into D minor, which for Mozart meant darkness, tragedy and doom, and which would later also dominate Don Giovanni. Philippe Entremont, former chief conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and now honorary conductor for life, did not put this concerto and the »Don Giovanni« overture on the programme of his farewell performance by chance. At the age of 89 Entremont has achieved everything, has left his mark on the music world from his beginnings at Carnegie Hall to his teaching at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. His career is a shining example of musical brilliance. With Haydn's last symphony in D major, however, Phillippe Entremont also bids farewell with that proverbial laughing second eye!