Jean Rondeau © Edouard-Bressy
With Jean Rondeau, the Wiener Konzerthaus is dedicating a portrait to an early music artist for the first time. Although the 30-year-old Paris-born musician is originally a harpsichordist, he gallops through the repertoire terrain without blinkers. He proves this right at the start of his three-part personale, when he interprets Francis Poulenc's »Concert champêtre« for harpsichord and orchestra, composed at the end of the 1920s, together with the Vienna RSO. The program of his recital resembles a parforceride from Johann Joseph Fux's »Gradus ad Parnassum« via Haydn and Mozart to Beethoven and Clementi. In May, he will perform a selection of Baroque works together with outstanding instrumentalists: Jean Rondeau on harpsichord and organ.