BSO at Home: Heroic Performances
Bartók, Mozart, and Ravel featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman
Andris Nelsons conducts Bartók, Mozart, and Ravel featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman: Streaming for a limited time starting Sunday, April 26 at 3PM EST through June 10
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
BSO at Home presents this lively performance from the BSO 2019-2020 season recorded live at Symphony Hall on January 31, 2020.
Conducted by Music Director Andris Nelsons, this program was also scheduled to be performed during the BSO's February 2020 East Asia tour that was cancelled due to increasing concerns over the spread of COVID-19. The recorded performance features renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman playing Mozart’s innovative and theatrical C minor piano concerto. Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is likely the most famous of the many works given their world premieres by the BSO. A remarkable blend of drama, humor, and folk-music pungency, the Concerto for Orchestra was commissioned by BSO conductor Serge Koussevitzky, who gave the premiere in December 1944, only a few months before the composer’s death. Completing the program is the Suite No. 2 from the work Ravel considered his best, the 1912 ballet Daphnis et Chloé. The Suite No. 2 is the ballet’s Part III, which incorporates a sunrise, a sensual flute solo, and the raucous danse générale.
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