Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mozart, Debussy and Wigglesworth


  • Ryan Wigglesworth Piano Concerto
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Kyrie in d
  • Claude Debussy Three Nocturnes

Attention! There are two concerts: at 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts and composes - that has not been an obvious combination for a long time.
It is precisely because of this 'double function' that he is perhaps an ideal interpreter.

Meet Wigglesworth's Piano Concerto!

The composer-conductor: a combination that is becoming increasingly rare. Ryan Wigglesworth, who has a decade on the clock with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and also previously led the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra to musical heights, is among the greats within that select circle.
This season, the maestro is bringing his atmospheric and sizzling Piano Concerto to the Netherlands for the first time.

Debussy's siren song and Mozart's supplication

Wigglesworth's refined orchestration, varied texture, and engaging play with motifs dovetails nicely with Claude Debussy's colorful, sometimes dark Nocturnes.
The largely joyous second movement is followed by 'Sirènes'. This final movement 'describes the sea and its countless rhythms', according to the composer. 'Thereby you hear, among the waves glinting silver in the moonlight, the mysterious song of the Sirens, as they glide by laughing.'
The eight female voices sing textlessly. The choral text in Mozart's,Kyrie, KV 341 is limited to a few words.
But the music, possibly from Mozart's last years in Vienna and perhaps a first draft of a complete mass, is distinctly dramatic: a deeply felt plea for mercy.

Saturday, October 3, 2020
3:15 pm
The Royal Concertgebouw

Large Hall


Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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Ryan Wigglesworth
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Netherlands Radio Choir
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Benjamin Goodson - Photo: Paolo Ferla
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