CD: Historic Performances – Haskil | Casadesus
Philharmonia Orchestra | Otto Klemperer
Vienna Philharmonic | Dimitri Mitropoulos
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
Piano Concerto in D minor, K. 466
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto in E-flat major, Op. 73
(Recordings: Lucerne, 1959 & 1957)
Moving live concert recordings of two keyboard legends. Joined by Otto Klemperer, the incomparable Clara Haskil gave a compelling account of Mozart‘s dark D minor Concerto, K. 466, which remained “unforgettable” even for her. And Robert Casadesus found a congenial partner in Dimitri Mitropoulos, offering a radiant performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto in a program which also marked the Vienna Philharmonic’s first appearance in Lucerne.
Ever since 1938, when Arturo Toscanini led a legendary gala concert in the gardens facing Richard Wagner's villa in Tribschen, LUCERNE FESTIVAL has been the place for unforgettable musical experiences, year after year. The new CD series LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances presents outstanding live concert recordings by artists who have left their mark on the Festival. The original tapes have been meticulously remastered, and each release is supplemented with additional material and photos from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL archive – a history of the Festival in sound.