Roberto Abbado Conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra, With Pianist Peter Serkin Playing Bartók
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Maestro Christopher Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to composer Richard Strauss with a performance of his 1888 tone poem Don Juan, as well as excerpts from the modernist operas, 1908's Elektra and 1905's hit Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's play. Making her NSO debut is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her roles in Wagner at the Met. Bass-baritone John Relyea's also appeared at the Met, along with the San Francisco, Seattle, Paris and Munich State Operas, among others. Learn More
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FANTASTIC! it was all I had hoped for! When those most-famous 4-notes of Beethoven's 5th Symphony hit your ears, all is good in this troubled world, if for only a few moments! The Boston Symphony Orchestra lived up to their reputation, as one of the best in the world! Thank you Goldstar.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Abbado maintained a knife-edge tension throughout; even the lyrical passages had a restless ebb and flow, and the finale had an underlying urgency. Abbado’s attention to details of phrasing and colour was imaginative throughout, and he brought to the piece breadth, depth and ecstatic sweep.” -- <em>The Guardian</em>
- Haydn - Symphony No. 93 in D Major
- Bartók - Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major
- Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor
This performance has been made possible in part through the generous support of the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.
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