Dmitry Ablogin plays with musical insight and brilliance the remarkable Hummel Piano Concerto in A minor Op.85 with the renowned Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
This is the title under which the magnificent Freiburg Baroque Orchestra celebrated the start of its new concert season on October 8th. In the fully occupied Freiburg Concert Hall, the FBO played one of its heartfelt composers: Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 101 in D major, nicknamed 'The Clock', is on the program, as well as the overture to Haydn's opera 'Armida', two works that Haydn wrote on his legendary concert tours to London in 1792 and 1794 brought great acclaim.
In addition they played music by a composer whom the FBO had completely rediscovered - Haydn's contemporary and protégé Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a child prodigy at the piano, later an acclaimed piano virtuoso and visionary composer.
The FBO performed Hummel's second piano concerto in A minor Op.85 (1816) with the pianist Dmitry Ablogin as soloist. They have a close stylistic connection and share a special and spontaneously creative musical relationship. He chose a superb copy by Christoph Kern of an 1825 historical fortepiano originally by the Austrian-German piano maker Conrad Graf (1782-1851) for his solo part. The concertmaster of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Gottfried von der Goltz conducted the concert.
Please listen to this outstanding performance of a Haydn Overture and Symphony in addition to the Hummel piano concerto with Dmitry Ablogin and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra before it is automatically taken offline
Dmitry Ablogin is one of the great period pianists of our time
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