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Akademie für Alte Musik BerlinKit Armstrong fortepiano

Programme

Symphony no. 29, KV 201 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for fortepiano and strings, Wq 20 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Symphony, op. 6/6, g minor Johann Christian Bach
Piano Concerto no. 9, KV 271, "Jeunehomme" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


For Kit Armstrong, interpreting a piece means combining the pleasure of a technical challenge with a constant quest for musicality, so pairing him with Mozart was an obvious choice. He will perform the solo of the Viennese composer’s Piano Concerto No. 9, the Jeunehomme. This early work was dedicated to Miss Jeunehomme, although its title may suggest something different (it means “young man” in French). The musician’s immense talent inspired the composition’s technicity and astonishing expressiveness. The young Mozart was influenced by his contemporaries, Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian Bach. These two names will forever be associated with the evolution of keyboard music and the emergence of a new instrument, the piano-forte. Enjoy its astounding sound in the company of Kit Armstrong and this Berlin ensemble, which has been praised for its wonderful sonorities and its authentic approach.
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