Open Rehearsal: Kazuki Yamada conducts Mendelssohn and Berlioz featuring Lucas and Arthur Jussen, pianos
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA
Aug 5, 2023, 10:30am EDT
Program Notes & Works
Concerto in E for two pianos and orchestra
On December 9, 1832, Hector Berlioz won the heart of his beloved Harriet Smithson, whom he had never met, with a concert including the Symphonie fantastique, for which she had unknowingly served as inspiration when the composer fell hopelessly in love with her some years before.