Gabriela Montero Plays Mozart and Shostakovich
Rudolfinum, 21 February 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Symphony No. 1 in D major "Classical", Op. 25
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 14 in E-flat major K 449
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35
Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op. 47
Joseph Bastian – conductor
Gabriela Montero – piano
Jiří Houdek – trumpet
Due to the illness of conductor Marek Šedivý, this concert was performed by conductor Joseph Bastian.
This season's artist-in-residence, the phenomenal Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, will make two performances at her second concert with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. In the first half she will perform Mozart's melodic Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 14, and in the second half of the evening she will line up alongside the orchestra's solo trumpet player Jiří Houdek to perform the Piano Concerto No. 1 with its obligatory trumpet by Dmitri Shostakovich, a work full of the humour and scathing sarcasm so typical of the work of this Soviet author. This programme, under the steady hand of Conductor Joseph Bastian, is framed by the music of another Russian classic, Sergei Prokofiev. It will commence with his popular "Classical" symphony, characterised by wit and youthful ebullience, and conclude with the original version of his Symphony No. 4.