W. A. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21, KV 467
L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15
Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae
Rudolf Buchbinder, soloist and conductor
The Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder returns to Barcelona.
For this special occasion, Buchbinder, considered one of the best current interpreters of Classicism and Romantic music, will conduct the Camera Musicae Symphony Orchestra from the piano, which will be the artist’s first collaboration with our orchestra. The concert programme features two of the works that have marked his career and consolidated him as one of the outstanding artists of his generation: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, in C major, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, in C major.
Rudolf Buchbinder’s interpretations stand out for the beauty of his sound, the precision and clarity of his fingering and for the mastery of the emotions that permeate the great works of the repertoire, bringing us closer to the very essence of the composer.
Biography Rudolf Buchbinder
With a career spanning over 60 years, Rudolf Buchbinder is one of the most legendary contemporary artists. His interpretations of Beethoven’s works are exemplary. He has performed Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas more than 50 times around the world, and in this way and over the decades, he has contributed to the history of the performance of these masterpieces.
In the 2019-20 season, the Vienna Musikverein paid the great honour of dedicating a cycle to him, during which he performed Beethoven’s 5 piano concertos together with the Gewandhausorchester and Andris Nelsons, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, Münchner Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev, Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, as well as the Vienna Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti.
Together with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, he performed on a tour of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Luxembourg Philharmonic and the Carnegie Hall in New York, and was the last instrumental soloist to perform under the baton of the Latvian master. Another highlight of the Beethoven year was the premiere of a new cycle based around the Diabelli Variations, with twelve commissions from renowned contemporary composers of diverse generations and horizons, which Buchbinder will present in numerous prestigious venues and festivals.
He is an honorary member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony, the Vienna Society of Friends of Music, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Israel Philharmonic. His recordings have received numerous awards throughout his career.