Live Concert: Piano Explored – Mozart and Shostakovich
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Wednesday 10 February,1:05 pm

Live Concert: Piano Explored – Mozart and Shostakovich

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K.413
Shostakovich Piano Concerto 2

London Mozart Players
Howard Shelley piano

Not one but two brilliant concertos make up LMP’s February Piano Explored lunchtime concert! Mozart’s light and delicate piano concerto in F major, written at the same time as the A and C major piano concertos, demonstrates the intimacy and lyricism of chamber music. By contrast, Shostakovich’s second piano concerto, written as a gift for his son Maxim, is perhaps best-known for its lush slow movement, which recalls the tender, longing themes from Rachmaninoff’s own beloved second piano concerto. But it is also full of jaunty energy and Shostakovich family in-jokes, including an arpeggio passage similar to the finger exercises that fledgling piano students suffer. Howard Shelley’s formidable musical talents will be on display in these contrasting concertos; with his informative introductions and double concerto performance, it’s the perfect way to spend a London lunch-hour.

‘Howard Shelley, exemplary and imperturbable in his dual role as pianist and conductor.’
BBC Radio 3

This concert will be filmed and released online on Friday 26 February as part of Classical Club – tickets on sale soon.

Wed 10 February 2021 1:05pm Tickets on sale soon!