Season Concerts

Before & beyond Mozart:
Benjamin Schmid & friends

Apr 29, 2025
7:30 PM
Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, Großer Saal
Pillar or wheelchair space

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Benjamin Schmid


  • Benjamin Schmid (Violin)
  • Linus Roth (Violin)
  • Jeremias Fliedl (Violoncello)
  • Ariane Haering (Piano)


Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin BWV 1002

Violin sonata in B flat K. 454

Arnold Schönberg
Fantasy for violin and piano op. 47

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Suite for two violins, violoncello and piano (left hand) op. 23

Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel and Paul Hindemith all composed piano concertos for the left hand. The Austrian-American pianist Paul Wittgenstein, brother of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, commissioned them after his right arm was amputated following an injury in the First World War. He continued his artistic career undeterred - and this is how Korngold's Suite op. 23 was created, with Wittgenstein himself playing the piano part at its premiere in Vienna in 1930. With Bach's Partita in B minor for solo violin and works for violin and piano by Mozart and Schönberg, Benjamin Schmid & Friends create an exciting musical arc from baroque music to dodecaphony.