Aug 20, 2022, 10:30am EDT
Program Notes & Works
subito con forza
Unsuk Chin wrote her subito con forza—“suddenly, with power”—as a miniature tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven in 2020, during which year many celebrations for the composer were planned and scuttled due to the pandemic.
Violin Concerto in G minor
The first of his three violin concertos was one of his earliest successes and remains the most frequently performed of all his works.
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Though Johannes Brahms already had several works for orchestra behind him when he completed his Symphony No. 1 at age 43, he knew that the genre required a newfound comfort level in writing for the orchestra, and, still more significantly, a reckoning with his anxiety of following in Beethoven’s foo...