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Easter cleaning with undusted Viennese classic

In the 5th subscription concert of the Symphonieorchesters Vorarlberg in Feldkirch we experienced unconventional and fresh music-making. A bundle of energy. For Mozarts Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, the young Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder was engaged. The jointventure of this remarkably emotional pianist with the accurate and committed Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of the South American Domingo Hindoyan, surprised us with an interpretation that left the old-laced, and already dusty traditions far behind. Play of colors. With surprisingly sprinkled spontaneously invented ornaments and decorative scales Ingolf Wunder was able to give the work totally new aspects. Hindoyan followed with convincing demonstrations of every musical idea with a clearly arranged and concisely phrased orchestral accompaniment. The beautifully singing cantilena in the second movement also became a play of colors, as Ingolf Wunder was able to transform the Steinway grand piano into a “pianoforte” with his accelerated touch. Far from any sentimentality, the pianist formed the character of a spontaneously invented improvisation and entered into a intense conversation with the orchestra with his melodies. All these brave sound experiments seemed to work. Many bravos and a big applause honored the committed interpretations of the ensemble. 

As a first encore Ingolf Wunder “dreams” very freely about Mozarts D minor fantasy - in a way, as if he were inventing the piece just now! Also, a second encore, which the audience wanted very much. This time Claude Debussys "Clair de lune" as fresh as if he would play it from Debussy’s still wet ink on the music sheet.

Vorarlberger Tageszeitung | 03.04.2018 | Thomas Thurnher

Easter cleaning with undusted Viennese classic

In the 5th subscription concert of the Symphonieorchesters Vorarlberg in Feldkirch we experienced unconventional and fresh music-making. A bundle of energy. For Mozarts Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, the young Austrian pianist Ingolf Wunder was engaged. The jointventure of this remarkably emotional pianist with the accurate and committed Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of the South American Domingo Hindoyan, surprised us with an interpretation that left the old-laced, and already dusty traditions far behind. Play of colors. With surprisingly sprinkled spontaneously invented ornaments and decorative scales Ingolf Wunder was able to give the work totally new aspects. Hindoyan followed with convincing demonstrations of every musical idea with a clearly arranged and concisely phrased orchestral accompaniment. The beautifully singing cantilena in the second movement also became a play of colors, as Ingolf Wunder was able to transform the Steinway grand piano into a “pianoforte” with his accelerated touch. Far from any sentimentality, the pianist formed the character of a spontaneously invented improvisation and entered into a intense conversation with the orchestra with his melodies. All these brave sound experiments seemed to work. Many bravos and a big applause honored the committed interpretations of the ensemble. 

As a first encore Ingolf Wunder “dreams” very freely about Mozarts D minor fantasy - in a way, as if he were inventing the piece just now! Also, a second encore, which the audience wanted very much. This time Claude Debussys "Clair de lune" as fresh as if he would play it from Debussy’s still wet ink on the music sheet.

Vorarlberger Tageszeitung | 03.04.2018 | Thomas Thurnher