Last night, Hélène Grimaud opened her week of performances with the Bayerische Rundfunk Kammer Orchester, at the Graf-Zeppelin Haus in Friedrichshafen. Performing a programme of Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, and Silvestrov’s works for piano and string orchestra, The Messenger and Two Dialogues with an Epilogue, Hélène and the BRKO will visit Innsbruck and Bregenz later this week.
Next week she joins the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester for further performances of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4, before finishing off the autumn period in Stuttgart with her “Water” recital on 17th December.
30th November Kongress und Konzerthaus, Innsbruck
3rd December Bregenz Festspielhaus
7th December Leipzig Gewandhaus
8th December Leipzig Gewandhaus
17th December Kultur und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Stuttgart
January 2018 opens with a tour throughout Spain with Zurich Philharmonia and Fabio Luisi, followed by more performances in Zurich and Vienna with Teodor Currentzis.
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Photo: Mat Hennek
PERSPECTIVES / The Art of Hélène Grimaud
The word ‘perspective’ has a Latin root that means ‘to look through’. It is a word that readily applies to Hélène Grimaud’s way of making music and conceiving programs. She never plays a piece simply for the sake of playing it. She ‘looks through’ a composition, scrutinizing its components, its implications, its ambiguities, its position within that particular composer’s output, its commonalities with other like-minded works, and its tactile, spiritual and emotional resonances. For Grimaud, this collection is a retrospective offering new perspectives through a very personal choice of repertoire which creates enlightening new echoes between works. From Bach to Rachmaninov, Mozart to Chopin, Grimaud’s own selection of highlights from her albums reflects her artistic journey through the piano’s most famous solo and concerto repertoire in a series of interpretations that never fail to offer new perspectives on even the most familiar music – released April 7th!