Sep 30, 2021, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Overture, The Consecration of the House
The first piece ever performed by the BSO in October 1881, the Consecration of the House Overture is one of only three orchestral works Beethoven composed in his final decade.
Violin Concerto No. 2
John Williams wrote his Violin Concerto No. 2 for violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Concerto for Orchestra
So well loved is Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra in all parts of the world that it is hard now to imagine the hostility that greeted his music in the period between the wars, and the horror his music inspired both in concert audiences and in critics who should have known better.