Nov 9, 2023, 7:30pm EST
Program Notes & Works
A longtime student of Buddhism, Peter Lieberson explored the concept of Drala in his dynamic, colorful work of the same name. Drala was commissioned and premiered by the BSO under Seiji Ozawa.
Berg’s Violin Concerto was first performed in Barcelona in 1936 by Louis Krasner, longtime violin teacher at the New England Conservatory and at Tanglewood; the BSO gave the American premiere with Krasner under Serge Koussevitzky.
Symphony No. 4
The fundamental melodic idea of Schumann's Symphony No. 4 is derived from pitches corresponding to his wife Clara’s name, a not-so-hidden code that underlies the passion and the lyrical warmth of this innovative symphony.