Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Hillborg and Mozart

To the max with Hillborg. A new piano concerto and music by Mozart and Stravinsky. Emanuel Ax is the piano soloist and Chief Conductor Ryan Bancroft leads the orchestra.

A new piano concerto by Anders Hillborg! The Max Concerto is written for and dedicated to the outstanding American pianist Emanuel Ax – known among friends as “Manny Ax,” resulting in the title Max. Ax gave the world performance of Hillborg’s second piano concerto in November 2023 with the San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen. This is the European premiere, led by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor Ryan Bancroft.

From piano to winds. Note the plural form of Stravinsky’s “symphonies” of wind instruments: this is not about symphonic music, but harmonic sounds – from the Greek symphonia, union of sound. What began as a piano piece in memory of Debussy became an original work for woodwinds and brass, with a kind of ritualistic, mass-like character.

During a hectic summer three years before his death, Mozart composed his last three symphonies. The forty-first symphony, his most grandiose, was also his last. The finale is one of Mozart’s greatest achievements – an unparalleled listening adventure, filled with captivating melodies and finesses of counterpoint. The symphony is called Jupiter, after the Roman god.

  • The music

  • Anders Hillborg Piano Concerto No. 2 – The MAX Concerto
  • Interview with Emanuel Ax and Anders Hillborg
  • Igor Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Original Version (1920)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bancroft conductor
  • Emanuel Ax piano

About the video

  • Published online 18 February 2024.
  • Filmed 11 January 2024.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Hillborg and Mozart

To the max with Hillborg. A new piano concerto and music by Mozart and Stravinsky. Emanuel Ax is the piano soloist and Chief Conductor Ryan Bancroft leads the orchestra.

About the video

  • Published online 18 February 2024.
  • Filmed 11 January 2024.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

A new piano concerto by Anders Hillborg! The Max Concerto is written for and dedicated to the outstanding American pianist Emanuel Ax – known among friends as “Manny Ax,” resulting in the title Max. Ax gave the world performance of Hillborg’s second piano concerto in November 2023 with the San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen. This is the European premiere, led by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor Ryan Bancroft.

From piano to winds. Note the plural form of Stravinsky’s “symphonies” of wind instruments: this is not about symphonic music, but harmonic sounds – from the Greek symphonia, union of sound. What began as a piano piece in memory of Debussy became an original work for woodwinds and brass, with a kind of ritualistic, mass-like character.

During a hectic summer three years before his death, Mozart composed his last three symphonies. The forty-first symphony, his most grandiose, was also his last. The finale is one of Mozart’s greatest achievements – an unparalleled listening adventure, filled with captivating melodies and finesses of counterpoint. The symphony is called Jupiter, after the Roman god.

  • The music

  • Anders Hillborg Piano Concerto No. 2 – The MAX Concerto
  • Interview with Emanuel Ax and Anders Hillborg
  • Igor Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Original Version (1920)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bancroft conductor
  • Emanuel Ax piano

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