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Maria Joao Pires

September 19, 2011

Pires Plays Mozart

Maria Joao Pires just might be the Brett Favre of pianists. She told one newspaper she would stop playing in 2011. Then she said she had no intention to retire at all. Now she's thinking maybe in 2014. Free agent Maria Joao Pires signed on with David Zinman and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra for a concert at the Super Bowl of summer music festivals, the BBC Proms in London. She'll play Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27.

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Rondo from Violin Concerto No. 2 in D, K. 211
    Pamela Frank, violin, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman, conductor
  • Franz Liszt
    Nuages Gris, (Grey Clouds), S199/R78
    Lise de la Salle, piano
    Broadcasting Hall, Bremen, Germany
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
    Maria Joao Pires, piano, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Finale from Violin Sonatina in G, Op. 100
    Christian Tetzlaff, violin, Lars Vogt, piano
    The BBC Proms, London, England

hour 2

  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Interrupted Dreams, from Twelve Pieces of Average Difficulty, Op. 40
    Mikhail Pletnev, Piano
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    Excerpts from Overture in D, TWV 55:D15
    Arte Dei Suonatori, Martin Gester, conductor
    Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
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