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Galuppi I. Andante spiritoso from Sonata No. 9 in F minor
Mozart Rondo in F major, K. 494
CPE Bach Rondo in D Minor, Wq. 61/4
Cimarosa Sonata No. 42 in D minor (arr. Ólafsson)
Mozart Fantasia No. 3 in D minor, K. 397/385g
Mozart Rondo in D major, K. 485
Cimarosa Sonata No. 55 in A minor (arr. Ólafsson)
Haydn Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32
Mozart Kleine Gigue in G major, K. 574
Mozart Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545, ‘Sonata facile’
Mozart III. Adagio from String Quintet No. 3 in G minor, K. 516 (arr. Ólafsson)
Galuppi I. Larghetto from Sonata No. 34 in C minor
Mozart Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457
Mozart Adagio in B minor, K. 540
Mozart Ave verum corpus, K. 618 (tr. Liszt)

Few musicians have emerged in recent years with such a charismatically distinctive profile as the Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson. His mesmerisingly intense interpretative style has won him accolades like Artist of the Year from Gramophone and Recording of the Year from the BBC Music Magazine. For his first appearance in the Oxford Piano Festival he has devised a typically idiosyncratic programme, based around Mozart but interlaced with works by the composer’s older contemporaries: C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Cimarosa and Galuppi. Several of those names are better known for opera than for concert music, and not everything included in the mix here was intended for the keyboard. So expect to be surprised by this recital, which will have a slightly offbeat edge to it and may unearth some hidden treasures.


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