Aspen Music Festival And School

LIVESTREAM: Aspen Chamber Symphony

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5:30 PM MT
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ANDREW NORMAN: Try
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26
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BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58
WEILL: Symphony No. 2

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British pianist Paul Lewis will be showcased in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, a piece that was ahead of its time in depth, lyricism, and intimacy. Mendelssohn rescued it from its undeserved obscurity with a performance about 10 years after Beethoven’s death. Robert Schumann was present and reported being so spellbound that he “sat in my place without moving a muscle or even breathing."                                 

In January 1933, Kurt Weill received a commission for a new symphony from the American heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune. He got to work immediately, but with Hitler’s rise to power, Weill fled Germany for Paris, taking the unfinished manuscript with him. Right after his arrival, a commission for a Balanchine ballet which would become Seven Deadly Sins put the symphony on the back burner. When it was finally premiered in the fall of 1934, with Bruno Walter conducting, it was applauded by the audience. Hear this rarely performed work whose mood runs the gamut from irony to jubilation, culminating in a frantic dance which in the words of one critic, “whirls toward triumph or disaster, all the more terrifying because we cannot decide which it will be.”

Robert Spano, Music Director

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