"Dr. Zwack, das ist ein Unicum!”
According to the legend, Joseph II's court physician, Dr Zwack, offered Joseph II a special herbal liqueur to relieve the emperor's stomach upset, and Joseph II could not stop praising the drink, saying, "Dr Zwack, das ist ein Unicum!" meaning "It's unique! His Majesty could have said the same about the Filharmonia season ticket concerts, as the top-class performers at the keyboard concerts are all unique. Maria João Pires promises a real breakthrough in the traditional way of performing Mozart.
"We are the colours of sound," says Gábor Takács-Nagy, under whose conducting the real child (Mozart) will come to life with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra at the next Master concert on December 12.