Chopin, Schubert & Mendelssohn with Rafał Blechacz and Iván Fischer
Lucerne Spring Festvial
Mendelssohn and Chopin were born only one year apart, and their paths first crossed in Berlin in 1828, when Chopin watched Mendelssohn conduct the Singakademie but was too shy to approach him. By that time, Mendelssohn was well established, and completed his brilliant Symphony No. 1 four years previously. Chopin would compose his Piano Concerto No. 2 the following year, and the two men would later become in friends in Paris. Those two youthful works form the basis of this concert – with Rafał Blechacz as soloist in the Chopin. another youthful work, the 20-year-old Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style, D. 591 completes the programme.
- Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
- Lucerne Festival Orchestra
- Iván Fischer