What Makes a Masterpiece

01/25/2013 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie Hall
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Single tickets $25/$35/$50To mark his 20th year with the ASO, Music Director Leon Botstein offers a signature program, questioning why some works are regarded as masterpieces, while others are overlooked. Brahms’ beloved Symphony No. 4 is performed with two neglected symphonies from the same year: one from another well-known composer, Dvorák, and another from a composer whose fame did not endure.

Maestro Leon Botstein shares the stories behind the music in a lively 30-minute Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Free for all ticket holders.

  • Antonín Dvorák — Symphony No. 4
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  • Heinrich von Herzogenberg — Symphony No. 1 (US Premiere)
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  • Johannes Brahms — Symphony No. 4
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Concert Notes