Tobias Koch and Andreas Staier have charmed audiences many times with their piano playing. The fact that the two pianists are also good friends made them even more eager to pull up a stool behind their respective fortepianos and present a few seldom-heard gems of Romantic piano repertoire. The pieces they will play include the virtuoso Grand duo pour deux pianofortes, opus 92 Hommage à Händel by Ignaz Moscheles, who dedicated it to another great piano virtuoso from Vienna in the first half of the 19th century: Carl Czerny.
Chopins Rondo in C, opus 73, which he composed while still a student in Warsaw, is also on the programme. Originally intended as a work for piano solo, Chopin arranged it himself as a brilliant composition for two pianos, in which the two instruments constantly and playfully swap roles. With Staier and Koch on stage, you have everything you need for a concert full of fortepiano fireworks.