Zacharias Visits 99.5

By Cathy Fuller

How can you get the most out of playing Haydn?  Ask pianist and conductor Christian Zacharias and he'll tell you: "You have to be as good as Haydn!"  Every tiny nuance and gesture must be absolutely, fully alive.  And if Mozart somehow suddenly appeared, what would Christian Zacharias want to ask him?  The answer might surprise you.  Zacharias is conducting and playing the piano this week with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and it was a pleasure having him in our Fraser Performance Studio to talk a bit about Haydn, Mozart and the sheer joy of collecting contemporary art.  I'll have some of my conversation with Christian Zacharias on the air today at 10:00.  You can hear the entire conversation here:

And here's a classic little clip of Christian Zacharias playing Mozart with Radu Lupu:

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