On his second album for Sony, Krichel again shows his qualities with a varied and unique selection of works for piano and orchestra. Right at the beginning of the CD is Chopin’s beautiful and rarely heard “Rondo à la Krakowiak”. “Oberon’s Magic Horn” by Mozart’s pupil and also an acquaintance of Chopin, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, is a real discovery.
With the 12th Piano Concerto from the time of his early Viennese concerts, Krichel presents a popular work by Mozart in brilliant freshness. The Chopin Variations on one of the most famous themes from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” form a virtuoso conclusion to the programme.