“When I play Mozart, I have the feeling that his music reflects my inner self,” says Víkingur Ólafsson. What fascinates him about the composer’s piano music is the alternation of light and shadow, of joie de vivre and melancholy – moods that the Icelandic pianist explores in all their facets thanks to his intelligent, transparent and at the same time energetic playing style. For his piano recital, Víkingur Ólafsson places works by Mozart in the context of the composer's contemporaries such as Joseph Haydn and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
Víkingur Ólafsson piano
Mozart and his contemporaries
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457
Piano Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32
Works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Baldassare Galuppi and Domenico Cimarosa