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Thibaudet and Liszt

Friday
Apr 17, 2020, 2:00 PM
Saturday
Apr 18, 2020, 8:00 PM

 

Performance Details

Stéphane Denève Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Piano

PROGRAM
Clyne This Midnight Hour
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2
INTERMISSION
Strauss Ein Heldenleben

Stéphane Denève's final subscription concerts as the Orchestra's principal guest conductor culminate with Strauss's epic Ein Heldenleben—literally, A Hero's Life—an extravagant, all-encompassing, semi-autobiographical tone poem that quotes from his own prodigious masterpieces. Anna Clyne's imaginative This Midnight Hour, highlighting the power of the lower strings, evokes the journey of a mysterious woman “stripped bare, running mad through the night.” Liszt's heady Second Piano Concerto is gorgeous and technically challenging. Jean-Yves Thibaudet brings to it his intense power and quintessential flair.