Donald Runnicles - Conductor
Jonathan Biss - Piano
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture ("In London Town")
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 13, K. 415
Brahms - Symphony No. 2
Friday, April 26, 2013
While Brahms struggled over his First Symphony for nearly two decades, he composed his radiant Second Symphony in a burst of creativity over a few short months. It's pastoral qualities were inspired by the bucolic setting where he wrote this score in the summer of 1877. Conversely, Elgar's spirited Cockaigne Overture, ("In London Town") draws its character from the urban sounds of marching bands, church bells, and merry revelers. Curtis graduate Jonathan Biss returns to perform Mozart's rarely-heard Piano Concerto No. 13.