Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 12 & 13 (arr. I. Lach
Label: haenssler CLASSIC
Format: COMPACT DISC
Zhang, Haiou; NDR Philharmonic String Players
Seen from a musical and historical point, Mozart´s concertos for piano and orchestra are the veritable beginning of this genre and at the same time climax. With his great concertos, Mozart achieved works which represent to a large extent the quintessence of what is possible in this genre. Rightly so, music researcher Alfred Einstein ascertains that Mozart´s piano concertos are “the culmination and acme of his instrumental creativity, at least in the area of orchestral music.” Twenty-three concertos for piano and orchestra have been preserved, among which is one for two pianos (No. 7 K.365 and 316a respectively) and one for three pianos and orchestra (No. 10, K.242). Haiou Zhang has already received widespread recognition by critics and audiences in Europe, North and South America, and the Far East. He has performed in esteemed concert venues and at renowned festivals, and has been given several awards for his performances. Besides his concert career, he is also the founder and music director of International Music Festival Buxtehude, Altes Land & Harburg in Northern Germany.