Beethoven Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
Webern Orch. Gerald Schwarz Langsamer Satz
Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, Linz
German pianist and conductor Lars Vogt has established himself as one of the leading musicians of his generation. Praised by The New York Times in 2017 for his “deeply lyrical yet intricately ornamented” performances of Bach, Vogt will perform Mozart’s enchanting Piano Concerto with the NZSO.
Beethoven’s Overture from The Creatures of Prometheus brings to life his only full-length ballet. It marked a turning point in the composer’s career where he would embrace Romanticism.
Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz was inspired by falling in love with his future wife while they were on an Alpine hike in his native Austria. Lighthearted and passionate, with sumptuous harmonies, it captures the young Webern under the influence of Brahms, Strauss and Mahler.
The approximate runtime for this concert is 1 hour 20 minutes.