Mozart, Brahms, Schumann in Hong Kong Sinfonietta season opener get loving treatment

Paris-born pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger launched into Robert Schumann’s much-loved – and only – Piano Concerto in A minor with gusto in this Hong Kong Sinfonietta season opener.Its conflicting elements of boisterousness and dreaminess in the opening “Allegro affettuoso” were well-realised by Neuburger as the orchestra, under the baton of conductor Yip Wing-sie, showed energetic agility in their pulsing accompaniment. Expressive clarinet solo playing against the pianist’s gentle rippling…

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