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Recordings: November 2008 Archives

JONATHAN BISS PERFORMS MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 22 WITH
ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT CARNEGIE HALL SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

EMI 217270-2

On Saturday, December 6, pianist Jonathan Biss joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in an 8 p.m. performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22, K 482, in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Other works on the program are Haydn's Overture to L'infedeltà delusa, Ives's The Unanswered Question, and Elliott Carter's Symphony No. 1.

Tickets from $29 - $98 are available at the Carnegie Hall box office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at www.carnegiehall.org. All ticket-holders are invited to attend a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m. in the Kaplan Space at Carnegie Hall given by Dr. Carl Leafstedt, associate professor of music history at Trinity University in Texas.

Earlier this year Mr. Biss and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra recorded Mozart Piano Concertos 21 and 22 live for an EMI Classics CD that was released on October 14. In his liner notes for the recording, Mr. Biss describes his feelings about Mozart's piano concertos: "So much of the greatest music acts as an escape … from reality; Mozart simply is reality … every affect and every effect." Of Mozart's piano concertos, he writes, "Mozart's music is generally filled with miracles but the frequency and variety of the miracles are perhaps at their greatest in the piano concerti, and the two on this disc are almost absurdly rich in inspired and diverse material."

Tickets from $29 - $98. Read more about this at the Carnegie Hall website:

   www.carnegiehall.org

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