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Mozart piano concertos nos. 21 and 22 – Christian Ihle Hadland

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major “Elvira Madigan” · Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat Major (Benjamin Brittenmore… cadenzas)

Christian Ihle Hadland, piano · Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra · Arvid Engegård, conductor

– Two of Mozart’s best piano concertos given a new lease of life in a fresh new interpretation by Christian Ihle Hadland and the Oslo Philharmonic. Every repeated listen to every movement will uncover another musical surprise. A delightfully pithy album of concertos, bringing Mozart’s piano music to life. [Classic FM]

kr 139

Hear Hadland in Mozart!

These two concertos were written when Mozart was at the peak of his fame in Vienna – everything he touched in this period became an instant success. Ihle Hadland possesses an intoxicating ability to let us hear the genius of Mozart embodied in sound, rhythmical accentuation and phrasing. The joy and motivation of Ihle Hadland’s playing sets off sparks with his fellow musicians – and with the listener. This Mozart release follows Christian Ihle Hadland’s critically acclaimed debut recording of Chopin and Schumann (2010). In 2011 Christian became a part of the BBC New Generation Artists program.

Among the many striking features if this release is the choice of cadenzas for the E-flat concerto; the expansive set Benjamin Britten wrote for Svjatoslav Richter in 1966. Britten described his cadenzas as ‘not uninfluenced by Hans Keller’s fascinating Functional Analyses’ and they paraphrase the harmonic as much as the melodic content of the concerto’s first and last movements.

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Hear Christian Ihle Hadland in Mozart!

Britten cadenzas

Among the many striking features if this release is the choice of cadenzas for the E-flat concerto; the expansive set Benjamin Britten wrote for Svjatoslav Richter in 1966. Britten described his cadenzas as ‘not uninfluenced by Hans Keller’s fascinating Functional Analyses’ and they paraphrase the harmonic as much as the melodic content of the concerto’s first and last movements.

True bliss of the moment

“Are you happy?” is the question Elvira Madigan puts to her beloved lieutenant out there on the meadow in Bo Widerberg’s film from 1967. This movie brought Mozart before a broad audience, and overnight the Andante from concerto no. 21 became a massive hit. When interviewed in 2005 about his plans for a future career, the then 22 year old Christian Ihle Hadland stated “I never make absolute long term plans, because I do not know what will make me happy five years from now. I can only look at what make me happy here an now.” In 2013 happiness involves being the father of two year old Benjamin, sharing the post of Artistic Director of Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival with Martin Fröst, and giving concerts.

Touring in the UK in 2013

28. January: Solo Recital in Wigmore Hall
MOZART: Piano Sonata in D Major, KV576 · SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No 20 in A dur, D595

31. January to 7. February: Tour of the UK with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Litton 31.01.2013 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh – Grieg Piano Concerto
01.02.2013 – The Sage, Gateshead – Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3
02.02.2013 – Leeds Town Hall – Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3
03.02.2013 – Warwick Arts Centre – Grieg Piano Concerto
05.02.2013 – The Anvil, Basingstoke – Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3
07.02.2013 – Southend – Grieg Piano Concerto

Arvid Engegård |Christian Ihle Hadland |Krzysztof Drab |Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra |Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Release date: 11.01.2013

EAN : 7033662013234

Cat.No.: PSC1323

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