Amadeus means “beloved by God” and for over two centuries, musicians and listeners alike have agreed that there’s only one way to describe the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: simply divine. The German master-pianist Christian Zacharias has devoted a lifetime to the music of Mozart, and today he directs the ECO in both the majestic Prague symphony and some of Mozart’s brilliant concert arias – music that Mozart said should fit a singer’s voice “like a well-tailored suit”. First, though, he stars as both soloist and director in Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto exactly as the composer himself would have done, back in 1786.
- Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 K503
- Mozart Ch'io mi scordi te K505
- Mozart Parto, Parto from La Clemenza di Tito K621
- Mozart Symphony No 38 in D major K504 'The Prague'
- Christian Zacharias
- Renata Pokupić
- mezzo soprano