Pianist Jonathan Biss Plays Mozart with the National Symphony Orchestra
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Jonathan Biss's performance of Mozart's final piano concerto was lyrical and luminous. He was able to obtain a brilliant sound from his piano. The NSO played very well under Herbert Blomstedt's capable hands. The Bruckner
9th received a very competent performance with all sections of the NSO playing wonderfully. Yes, Bruckner was no Mahler, and this interpretation seemed to be lacking in emotional intensity and at times a bit bombastic.
I don't know if it was a function of my increased maturity or Bruckner's intellectual shallowness.
<p>Jonathan Biss performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27. Conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, the program also includes Bruckner's Symphony No. 9.</p>
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595
Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 in D minor</p>
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