Piano phenom, Lucas Debargue, makes his Carnegie Hall Debut
BEYOND BEETHOVEN. Beethoven’s 250th has inspired celebrations the world over – now, the ASO unearths four “hidden gems” for a fascinating illumination of his legacy.
ROMANTIC RETELLINGS. The lushness of Franz Liszt, a “first-person” musical retelling by the historically pivotal (but largely forgotten) Louis Spohr, and Reger’s creative re-filtering of Beethoven through the late romanticism of the 20th century – a singular musical experience.
A MUST-SEE FOR PIANO LOVERS. Lucas Debargue, whose artistic vision & technique has made him in demand from the world’s most prestigious orchestras, performs a piano concerto by Galina Ustvolskaya, a pupil of Shostakovich, of whom he said: “I am convinced that [her] music will … be valued by all who hold truth to be the essential element of music.”
Louis Spohr – Symphony No. 6, “Historical Symphony”
Galina Ustvolskaya – Piano Concerto
Franz Liszt – Fantasy on Motifs from Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens
Max Reger – Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven