Andrew Manze direction
Alexandre Tharaud piano
Mozart travels from Paris to London as Alexandre Tharaud brings dazzling new life to the delightful Jeunehomme Concerto.
Andrew Manze et Alexandre Tharaud - DR
Mozart Symphony No. 31 K. 297 « Paris »
Concerto for piano No. 9 K. 271 « Jeunehomme »
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 op. 90 « Italian »
Despite “his ever-youthful adolescent physique and melancholy expression”, pianist Alexandre Tharaud fizzes with curiosity and is as enthusiastic about Bach as he is about Jean Wiener’s concerts-salades medley concerts. Mozart has long been an integral part of his career and nowhere more so than in this luminous and delightful Jeunehomme concerto, which takes its name from a charming French pianist who inspired the 21-year old composer. He is accompanied by the NDR Radiophilharmonie, delivering its blend of tradition and quality under the baton of Andrew Manze, who is particularly well known for his career as a violinist in the Baroque repertoire, which he pursues in tandem with his packed conducting schedule.
Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées