PRSO & Brad Mehldau
Rudolfinum, 1 May 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Brad Mehldau: improvisation on themes from Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach/Igor Stravinsky: Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in E minor BWV 855
Johann Sebastian Bach/Charles Coleman: Prelude in B minor
Johann Sebastian Bach/Anton Webern: Fuga (2nd Ricercata) from The Musical Offering BWV 1079
Johann Sebastian Bach/Luciano Berio: Contrapunctus XIX from The Art of the Fugue BWV 1080
Brad Mehldau: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Czech premiere
Brad Mehldau – piano
Clark Rundell – conductor
Only Brad Mehldau, one of the most inspiring jazz pianists of the present day, can take hold of standards or songs by the Beatles and even Radiohead and play them as if they were his own. He takes a similarly personal approach to classical music, from which he has taken inspiration since the start of his career. Following his extremely impressive album After Bach, in which he improvised on the Prelude and Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach, he is now coming forward with a project that switches between modifications to Bach's works as performed by a symphony orchestra and his own solo improvisations on Bach's motifs. In the second half of the evening, Mehldau will then team up with the radio symphony players to perform the Czech premiere of his own Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, which has already been heard in the most prestigious halls around the world, such as Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles or London's Barbican.
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The organizer reserves the right to change the program and performers.