Fischer conducts Chopin, Schubert & Mendelssohn - with Rafał Blechacz
Concert

Fischer conducts Chopin, Schubert & Mendelssohn - with Rafał Blechacz

Lucerne Festival 2023

Production Date: 31/03/2023
95 Min

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. Recorded at Lucerne Festival’s Mendelssohn Festival 2023

Soloist
Rafał Blechacz (Piano)
Ensemble
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Conductor
Iván Fischer

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