Works by Rantala, Mozart and Poulenc
His playing transcends all boundaries of genre and yet is based on a solid foundation: a highly sophisticated piano technique and an exceptionally assured style. His compositions are as sensitively romantic as they are subtly humorous. Radical wildness and visionary freedom meet swing and blues. Iiro Rantala not only shows that jazz also has a home in Scandinavia, but can also inspire with his interpretation of Mozart’s famous A major piano concerto.
With this and a package of his own works, the Finnish pianist is now returning to The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, with whom he recorded the International Classical Music Award-winning album ›Mozart, Bernstein, Lennon‹ followed by ›Iiro Rantala Playing Gershwin‹. A jewel from the oeuvre of Francis Poulenc concludes the concert with his Sinfonietta, premiered in London in 1948: a masterfully orchestrated bow to Mozart that exudes the Frenchman’s unmistakable wit and charm.