Hear two performances by the exceptional pianist Radu Lupu in some of his signature repertoire: concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann. At the height of his career, Radu Lupu famously forewent being commercially recorded, making documents of his live performances collector’s items. Radu Lupu died in April at the age of 76.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Radu Lupu, piano; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Riccardo Chailly, conductor
[Recorded in concert on May 2, 1991, at the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam]
Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Radu Lupu, piano; NDR Symphony Orchestra: Manfred Honeck, conductor
[Recorded in concert on May 20, 2005, at the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg]
These concert performances are made available through WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union.