Mozart on the Beach/Konzerte 467/271/Adagio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Badura-Skoda / Dörner / Cannes Symphony Orchestra
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Mozart on the Beach/Konzerte 467/271/Adagio
Paul Badura-Skoda, worldwide renowned interpreter of Viennese classicism and thanks to the year of his birth, 1927, Austrias most senior active pianist, is releasing another new recording, following the trilogy of Mozart's piano sonatas (Gramola 98989-91). In conjunction with the Cannes Symphony Orchestra (Orchestre régionale de Cannes Région Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur) under the direction of Wolfgang Dörner, Badura-Skoda presents his audience with timeless interpretations of Mozart's piano concertos No. 9 / K 271 Jeunehomme/Jenamy in E flat major and No. 21 / K 467 Elvira Madigan in C major. Paul Badura-Skoda, besides his performances, is also very proficient in musical theory and history of interpretation, which is proven by numerous publications and critical editions as well as the liner notes to most of his CDs, where Badura-Skoda most eloquently and entertainingly retraces the works' history of origin and reception. As an encore, the wonderfully dreamy Adagio K 356 / 617a for glass harmonica is included.
His teacher was Edwin Fischer; his discoverer Wilhelm Furtwängler. His composer friend, Frank Martin, composed a piano concerto for him and he shared a long professional friendship with the great Russian violinist David Oistrakh.
Paul Badura-Skoda has long been a symbol of the cultivation of Viennese classical music. The holder of the prestigious Bösendorfer Ring, he is a celebrated guest at major international music festivals. Earlier in his life, Badura-Skoda collaborated with such renowned conductors as Hans Knappertsbusch, Herbert von Karajan, George Szell and Karl Böhm. He has also worked with Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Georg Solti and John Eliot Gardiner, to name but a few. His recordings number well beyond the two hundred mark (LPs and CDs) including the complete cycles of the piano sonatas of Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven. He recorded these cycles on original instruments from his own collection.
Cannes Symphony Orchestra
Since 2013, the Cannes Symphony Orchestra (l'Orchestre Régional de Cannes Provence - Alpes - Côte d'Azur) is performing under its chief conductor Wolfgang Doerner as successor to Philippe Bender. Since its foundation, the Orchestre Symphonique de Cannes took part in several radio and television broadcasts, such as »Victoires de la musique«, »Musique au coeur«, »Carrefour des orchestres« or »Le grand échiquier«.
Engagements led to numerous invitations to French and international festivals, such as Cervo, Turin, Montreux-Vevey, Prades, Besançon, Antibes, Toulon and Menton, as well as concert tours to Switzerland, Italy, the USA, Germany, Austria, Greece, Japan, Spain, Brazil, China, Mauritius and French Polynesia which won high praise and enthusiastic reviews throughout.
By organizing school performances and concerts, the orchestra plays an essential part in introducing children and students to the world of music. With its stays in the country and in major cities in the region (Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse, Quartiers Nord de Marseille, Toulon and Nice) lasting for several days, the orchestra stays in close contact to its audiences.
Born in Vienna, Wolfgang Doerner studied conducting at the local University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
In 1984, he was awarded first prize of the 34th International Conductor's Competition Besançon which initiated an international career as conductor of such renowned orchestras as the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, the Philharmonic Orchestra Dresden, the Orchestre de Radio Luxembourg and several others.
As a graduate in musicology, in 2004 Doerner founded the Joseph Lanner Society. He compiled the Lanner catalogue of works and was responsible for the publication of Lanner's works, as well as works by Johann and Josef Strauss and several other composers.
Doerner is a lecturer for conducting at the University of Arts, Graz and gives master classes in Bucharest and Cannes on a regular basis. He also founded the First International Conductor's Competition Bucharest where he used to be head of the jury.