Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 29 & 35 - Piano Concerto No. 19
For purists there was an all-Mozart programme with the Vienna Philharmonic at the 1980 Festival, with no less a figure than Karl Böhm on the podium. It was to be his farewell to the Festival, though no one would have thought it, given the clarity and crispness of his interpretations of the A-major symphony K 201 and the Haffner Symphony K 385. With Maurizio Pollini he had a partner at the piano for the “Little Coronation Concerto” K 459 who audibly shared his perception of music-making and was similarly able to illuminate the music as if from within. Together with Böhm and the Vienna Philharmonic, he brought this concerto to perfection.