Unjust Obscurity? 02/26/1993 at 08:00 PM – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Concert Notes Overture from the Music to Shakespeare’s Tragedy, “King Lear” (1859) – Leon Botstein Unjust Obscurity? – Leon Botstein La Mort de Tintageles – Philip Hale Concerto for Piano Left Hand – Leon Botstein Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 15…

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Overture from the Music to Shakespeare’s Tragedy, “King Lear” (1859) By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Unjust Obscurity? performed on Feb 26, 1993 at Carnegie Hall.  The evolution of concert music in Russia and Eastern Europe during the late nineteenth century can be understood as governed by a continual tension and uneasy symbiosis between…

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La Mort de Tintageles By Philip Hale Written for the concert Unjust Obscurity? performed on Feb 26, 1993 at Carnegie Hall.  The Belgian writer Maurice Maeterlinck, the author of Pelléas et Melisande and the 1894 play Le Mort de Tintagiles is remembered today more for his influence on music than for his literary achievement. Few…

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Concerto for Piano Left Hand By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Unjust Obscurity? performed on Feb 26, 1993 at Carnegie Hall.  Franz Schmidt’s music has always been the object of fanatical advocacy by a small group of connoisseurs. His opera Notre-Dame (1904), the oratorio The Book of the Seven Seals (1937), the four symphonies…

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Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 15 (1907) By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Unjust Obscurity? performed on Feb 26, 1993 at Carnegie Hall.  Before the mid-twentieth century-the era of Penderecki and Lutoslawski-the two greatest figures in the history of music in Poland were Frederic Chopin and Karol Szymanowski. Like Chopin, Szymanowski was…

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