13 April 2016
Badura-Skoda will plays works by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven at St James's Church
MCS Young Artists Fund presents
The Legends of the Piano, Concert Series 2
Paul Badura-Skoda plays works by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven
The public is invited to hear the incomparable Paul Badura-Skoda in this special concert, a summation of his unique achievements in interpretation and a chance to hear a great artist talk about a concert career spanning over six decades. His programme will include works from the great Viennese canon by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven.
Paul Badura-Skoda is one of the most important pianists of our time, applauded in the world’s great concert halls, from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. He has played with the world's leading orchestras and 60 years since his debut he is still making extensive concert tours the world over.
Badura-Skoda's career was launched in 1949, championed and supported by Wilhelm Furtwängler and Herbert von Karajan. With their support Badura-Skoda's extraordinary career was established beyond overnight success, making a spectacular debut at the Salzburg Festival and selling out the hall for his New York debut in 1953.
Since then, Badura-Skoda has become a regular and celebrated guest at the most important music festivals. The conductors Karl Böhm, Joseph Krips, Hans Knappertsbusch, Hermann Scherchen, Georg Szell, Sir Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, John Elliot Gardiner and the violinist David Oistrakh have been among his partners. He has recorded a vast repertoire of more than two hundred LPs and CDs, including complete cycles of the piano sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, on both modern and period pianos.
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