Mozart In Havana / Simone Dinnerstein
Label: SONY CLASSICAL
Simone Dinnerstein (piano) Havana Lyceum Orchestra, José Antonio Méndez Padrón
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan' Cadenzas by Ferruccio Busoni and Philip Lasser Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 Cadenza by Mozart
Enriched by her first collaboration in 2015 with this Cuban Youth Orchestra Simone Dinnerstein returned to Havana this year to record two of Mozart’s most well-known and loved piano concertos with them. One of the first recorded classical music collaborations between US and Cuban musicians since the thawing of political relations between the two countries. The young Havana-based orchestra overcomes challenges rarely faced by western orchestras including lack of access to quality instruments and materials (the musicians often retune their instruments down to A336 to ensure longevity of their strings).