I was excited about this concert. The programme opened with some unknown Janáček (composer that I love so much!) work, followed by one of my fav piano concertos (Bartók 3rd) played by a pianist that impressed me on his last Mozart concert at Wigmore Hall last October: Franceso Piemontesi. Having a solid conductor as Mark Elder was also a guarantee. So far so good. Elder introduced Janáček Schluck und Jau final and unfinished work from the podium.
This was the last recital of Franceso Piemontesi full Mozart piano sontatas cycle at Wigmore Hall. And after it I can only regret of having moved to London just recently and missed all the previous one. It is amazing when a pianist have something new and interesting to shown on very well known works like this. Piemontesi approach to Mozart is deep and reflexive: Like keeping the joy and clarity of Brendel but more intense but without the darkness of, for example, Barenboim.