2023 Víkingur Ólafsson
Patio de los Mármoles (Hospital Real)
Friday 23 June 21:30 Recital
Great Performers



Víkingur Ólafsson, piano



Mozart and his Contemporaries


Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)

Andante spiritoso from the Sonata No. 9 in F minor

Larghetto defrom the Sonata No. 34 in C minor


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

Rondó in D minor, Wq 61/4 (1785)


Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801)

Sonata No. 42 in D minor (Arr. V. Ólafsson)

Sonata No. 55 in A minor (Arr. V. Ólafsson)


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Piano Sonata in B minor, Hob XVI:32 (ca. 1774-1746)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Rondó in F major, K 533/494 (1786)

Fantasy No. 3 in D minor, K 397 (¿1782?)

Rondó in D major, K 485 (1786)

Kleine Gigue, in G major, K 574 (1789)

Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major «Sonata facile», K 545 (1788)

Adagio en E flat major, from the String Quartet No. 4 en G minor, K 516 (1787. Arr. V. Ólafsson)

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K 457 (1784)

Adagio in B minor, K 540 (1788)

Ave verum corpus, K 618 (1791. Transcr. F. Liszt)


The Icelander Víkingur Ólafsson has been known in the last five years for a pianistic art in which he combines high virtuosity with intimacy. His programs are always unusual, but not so much because of the selected music, which is usually that of the great classical masters, but because of the way he establishes connections between the different parts of his recitals, in which he tends to avoid major forms, preferring short works or movements, which he links with an extraordinary musical and spiritual coherence, through his own arrangements or transcriptions when necessary. For his debut in Granada, he proposes a visit to the world of Classicism, in which, together with Mozart and Haydn, he summons three key figures of his time, although much less well-known on the piano: Emanuel Bach, Galuppi and Cimarosa.

Concert with no interval


Concert recorded by the Mezzo television channel for deferred broadcast.