Saturday, November 13, 2010

BSO — 2010/11/11-13

This week it's a sandwich of two Mozart piano concertos between two Haydn symphonies — delightful listening. I was there on Thursday evening and greatly enjoyed it.

The BSO website summarizes it as follows:

German conductor/pianist Christian Zacharias, a distinguished performer of the Classical repertoire, conducts the BSO for the first time in this Haydn/Mozart program. As was the practice in Mozart’s time, Zacharias performs the solo parts of these two Vienna-era piano concertos while leading the orchestra from the keyboard. He also conducts the orchestra from the podium in two late Haydn symphonies. No. 80 in D minor (1784) represents a transitional style between the earlier, simpler symphonies and the later ones, represented here by No. 95 in A major.
The BSO website — — also gives access to the program notes and audio preview material.

The Globe reviewer liked it, especially the Mozart.

Pregame show at 7:00, concert at 8:00, Eastern Standard Time, on WCRB, 99.5 FM, or on the web at [url][/url]

Note 2010-11-14: My apologies to anyone who tried to use the url for WCRB yesterday. I was going from memory and put a dot between the 9 and the 5; but there isn't one in the actual url. I've edited it now, so it should work (12 hours too late for this week's concert).

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