Jul 29, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Julia Adolphe’s questing, mercurial Makeshift Castle, co-commissioned by the BSO and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, juxtaposes “the fragility of life and the resilience of the human spirit.”
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Opus 19
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat—written first but published second, as Opus 19—started its life in Bonn around 1790.
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37
For virtuoso performer-composers like Beethoven, concertos were designed as personal showpieces.