The Mozart and Bach concertos were featured in a live Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert on 11 February 1958, while the recording is from 15 February 1958. The original pianist scheduled for the symphony concert was Clara Haskil, but she became ill and was unable to play. Andre agreed to both play in her place and to play the scheduled concertos. Arriving in Chicago only a few days before the performance, Andre's first stop was a music store where he bought the scores for both the Mozart and the Bach concertos and then went to the first rehearsal. It was during this first rehearsal that conductor Fritz Reiner leaned over towards Andre and said something like, "my boy, you play beautifully," where Andre replied, "I'm sight reading and I've never played this before." Reports are that Reiner came nearly unhinged to think that a pianist would come unprepared to his orchestra, the greatest orchestra in the world. After three rehearsals, Andre had memorized the music and for the concert, played without a score, plus he improvised the cadenza in the 1st movement, a feat he repeated for the recording session that appears on this CD. Learn more: http://andretchaikowsky.com.
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|Label/Distributor||Sony Music Distribution|
Description in Japanese
モーツァルト: ピアノ協奏曲第25番&「ドン・ジョヴァンニ」序曲 / アンドレ・チャイコフスキー (ピアノ)
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