Ten HarrisonParrott artists feature in 2013 Salzburg Festival
Ten HarrisonParrott artists feature in the 2013 Salzburg Festival, with programmes ranging from classical to contemporary repertoire – including a Schumann rarity and a world and an Austrian premiere.
Mozart features in the programme on 27 & 28 July, when Jörg Widmann performs the Clarinet Concerto with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg conducted by Adám Fischer. The concerts form part of the Festival’s Mozart Matinee series and also feature two of the composer’s Church Sonatas and Beethoven’s Symphony No.6.
Maurizio Pollini gives a recital of Schumann and Chopin on 17 August. The concert includes Schumann’s Kreisleriana and Concert sans orchestre - the rarely-heard first version of his Piano Sonata No.3. Chopin works featured are his Piano Sonata No.2, Berceuse, Op.57 and Polonaise in A flat.
In Wagner’s bi-centenary year, Christopher Ventris sings the title role of Rienzi in two concert performances on 11 & 14 August; Philippe Jordan conducts the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. Lorin Maazel conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker in concerts on 29 & 30 August featuring Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and the first act of Die Walküre.
Twentieth century repertoire in the Festival includes a performance by Barbara Hannigan of Berg’s Three Fragments from Wozzeck on 26 August, with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring complete the programme. On 12 August Benjamin Schmid performs Bernstein’s Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion with Camerata Salzburg. The concert is conducted by Hans Graf – a regular collaborator of Schmid. Earlier in the Festival, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich give a duo recital of Liszt and Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen on 25 July.
New and recent works in the Festival programme feature a performance on 3 August by Martin Grubinger, with his The Percussive Planet Ensemble, performing a programme of Grisey, Maki Ishii, Saariaho, Keiko Abe and the world premiere of Friedrich Cerha’s Etoile for six percussionists. This is the second work written specifically for Martin by the Vienna-based composer. The following week, on 12 August, Christian Tetzlaff gives the Austrian premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Violin Concerto with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien conducted by Cornelius Meister.