February 16-21

[Emanuel Ax]

Andris Nelsons conducts Schuller, Mozart and Beethoven featuring pianist Emanuel Ax
Andris Nelsons and Emanuel Ax team up for one of the pianist's favorites, Mozart's gregarious, large-scale Piano Concerto in E-flat, K.482.

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Watch & Listen

  1. Brian Bell presents the BSO program of Schuller, Mozart and Beethoven with Andris Nelsons conducting on February 16-21, 2017.
  2. Audio Concert Preview, written by Robert Kirzinger, Marc Mandel, and Richard Dyer.
  3. Andris Nelsons speaks to Brian Bell about Gunther Schuller, Emanuel Ax and the Beethoven Eroica Symphony before the BSO concerts of February 16-21, 2017.
  4. Pianist Emanuel Ax, soloist for the Symphony Hall concerts of February 16-21, as well as concerts in the BSO North American tour February 28 to March 5, speaks with Brian Bell. 

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

SCHULLER - Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee (23 min)
MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K.482 (35 min)
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 3, Eroica (51 min)

Andris Nelsons and Emanuel Ax team up for one of the pianist's favorites, Mozart's gregarious, large-scale Piano Concerto in E-flat, K.482, composed in late 1785 when Mozart was also working on his comic opera The Marriage of Figaro. The American composer Gunther Schuller wrote his kaleidoscopic Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee in 1959. Each of its movements is based on a different Klee work, inspiring from the composer a wealth of styles ranging from the blues to mysterious modernism. Closing the program is Beethoven's revolutionary Symphony No. 3, Eroica, which radically expanded the boundaries of the symphonic genre.