Music on a String
Orion Weiss (piano) with The Salzburg Marionettes
It's not every day that a virtuoso pianist chooses as his creative partner a marionette theater –András Schiff is among the most prominent artists to do so, as some may recall from his Carnegie Hall performance several years ago. Given the nature of Orion Weiss's vivid imagination and collaborative instincts, the pairing makes perfect sense, artistically and historically. The Salzburg Marionettes--one of the world's oldest and most beloved marionette theaters, founded in 1913--is celebrated for its performances with live musical accompaniment. Coincidentally, the centerpiece of Orion's program, the piano score for Debussy's La boîte à joujoux (The Toybox) was penned the very same year. Weiss offers us the chance to experience classic works with a fresh lens, and in doing so, captures a treasured element of musical and theatrical history.
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