This month Alessandro Crudele returns to Milan to conduct the Orchestra UniMi for his last concert of the season with the legendary pianist Gerhard Oppitz. The concert takes place on 17th October 2020 at the Sala Verdi of the Conservatory and it will be live video recorded.
The programme is inspired by German music: from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”, through the late-Romanticism of Brahms’ Haydn-Variations, to the contemporary music of the celebrated living composer Christian Jost, with his Ghost Song.
German pianist Gerhard Oppitz returns to Italy for the first time after several years.
After a few days, Alessandro Crudele will return to Germany to conduct the Thüringen Philharmonie: on 22nd October in Gotha and the next day in Eisenach. The programme of the Opera Gala, “von Barock bis Britten”, is dedicated to the music of castrati and features arias by Bach, Purcell, Händel, Porpora, Mozart, Fauré and Britten – performed by the star Countertenor Valer Barna-Sabadus – and it is punctuated by orchestral pieces by Cimarosa, Mozart and Fauré which will enrich the beautiful programme.
It is the second time that Crudele conducts the Thüringen Philharmonie, after the great success of his concerts in Thuringia in February 2019. In that occasion the local newspapers highly praised Crudele’s conducting:
“… and this, all the more with this charismatic conductor on the podium! It was a truly astonishing interpretation – and yet without any trace of showmanship.”
Dieter Albrecht, Thüringer Allgemeine, Gotha
“With clear gestures of his left hand he showed the musicians what he wanted. This resulted in beautiful interpretations. […] Alessandro Crudele conjured up a beautiful Mozart with historic reminiscences.”
Gottfried Meyer, Thüringer Allgemeine, Eisenach