Beneath the simplicity of Mozart’s final piano concerto lies one of the most subtle and perfect architectural structures in music. Composed less than a year before Mozart’s untimely death, this concerto evokes a variety of intensely personal and painful experiences. By turns mysterious, luminous and tragic, this kaleidoscope of sound is magically held together by a blend of elegance and poignancy.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano
Gerard McBurney, creative director and narrator
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Tim Gregory, actor
Filmed at Orchestra Hall in April, 2007