Beethoven's "Emperor" with Denk

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
881 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10019

Beethoven's "Emperor" with Denk

Mozart’s final symphonies are pinnacles of Classicism that boldly point to the Romantics. His Symphony No. 40 opens in a state of nervous agitation and culminates in an edge-of-your-seat finale that Wagner called “exuberant with rapture and audacity.” The “Emperor” Piano Concerto is grandly virtuosic and heroic in spirit—a towering landmark where Beethoven the master pianist and symphonist are brilliantly fused.

Please note that the translation in the printed program of this concert incorrectly attributed Richard E. McDorman as the translator of Voy a dormir. Mr. McDorman translated Yo en el fondo del mar.

PROGRAM
MOZART Symphony No. 40
BRYCE DESSNER Voy à Dormir (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and made possible through the generosity of Linda and Stuart Nelson)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"

PERFORMERS
Orchestra of St. Luke's 
Robert Spano, Conductor
Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
Jeremy Denk, Piano




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