This most uplifting, inspiring of concertos is rich with virtuosic flourishes, the blending of brilliance with quiet, and Beethoven’s unique brand of wit. As soloist, pianist Stephen Hough brings “bracing clarity” and his “richly poetic” artistry to this masterwork (The New York Times).
Music Director Jaap van Zweden leads the epic Fifth Symphony by his predecessor, Gustav Mahler. This five-movement symphonic tour de force encompasses intense passion, demonic energy, and breathtaking radiance.
Symphony No. 5 (1901–02)
1. Trauermarsch: in gemessenem ...