Classics Series A
Schumann and Beethoven
Feb 9, 2018 – Feb 10, 2018 at the Centennial Concert Hall
Genius Guest conductor José Luis Gomez, a graduate of the El Sistema program in Venezuela, guides us through the work of two musical giants. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 introduced a more personal style as the composer started to push the piano to its expressive limits. He didn’t bother completing the piano part for the premiere, simply playing the work from memory.
As the new conductor of the Düsseldorf orchestra, Schumann wanted to impress the proud Rhineland folk. His lovely Rhenish symphony was the result: a journey from imposing brass to bucolic waltzes to magnificent cathedral impressions.The concert opens with Schumann’s take on Manfred, the original Byronic hero.
Join us for a pre-concert chat on the Piano Nobile at 7:15 p.m. each night.
José Luis Gomezconductor
Manfred OvertureRobert Schumann
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minorLudwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.3 in E-flat major (Rhenish)Robert Schumann
Schumann’s 3rdFri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM
Robert Schumann was proud of the beautiful Rhineland part of Germany and composed his Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish) in tribute to its scenery and its people. The music journeys from imposing brass through nostalgic waltzes, including a magnificent cathedral impression.
José Luis Gomez, conductor
- Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E-flat major (Rhenish)