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CONCERT - BPO - BEETHOVEN / RACHMANINOFF

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Date & Time Wed, October 19, 2022
8 - 10pm

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Location Symphony Hall, Boston

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BEETHOVEN

Piano Concerto No. 4

(34 minutes)

RACHMANINOFF

Symphony No. 2

(60 minutes)

 

BENJAMIN ZANDER, CONDUCTOR

JONATHAN BISS, PIANO

 

If ever there were a symphony overflowing with love it is the Second Symphony of Rachmaninoff. Almost from its first note the emotion-drenched themes well up in an unstoppable flood, all of them clothed in Rachmaninoff’s most gorgeous orchestration. The variety to be found in this symphony is astonishing too – with its tender confessional passages, its rapt outpourings, its hearty humor, and its occasional dark moments. A performance of this work is always an “event,” and you won’t want to miss it!

Beethoven’s apollonlan Piano Concerto No. 4 ’tis a masterpiece of a very different stamp. Beautiful and subtle, and one of the great tests of any pianist’s musicianship.

 

This is a live concert that will be live streamed! Be sure to read through our support page for Boston Philharmonic virtual events.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

  • Composed in 1805–1806 and premiered in March 1807 with Beethoven as the piano soloist.
  • Pianist Jonathan Biss joins the Boston Philharmonic for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. His recording of all of Beethoven’s Sonatas has been praised by Limelight Magazine “no other recent survey of Beethoven’s wide-ranging piano sonatas compares [in terms of] sheer energy, engaging idiosyncrasy and probing intelligence.” and the Chicago Tribute calls Jonathan Biss “One of today’s foremost Beethoven exponents.”

Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

  • Composed from October 1906 to April 1907 and premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg on January 26, 1908, with Rachmaninoff as conductor.

 

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