Carnegie Hall Presents

Concertos Plus

Superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is soloist and leader of the Mutter Virtuosi in Vivaldi’s ever-popular The Four Seasons. There’s also pianist Leif Ove Andsnes playing and conducting the Mahler Chamber Orchestra from the keyboard in three Beethoven concertos, and legendary pianist Richard Goode playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra—a concert that also includes Strauss’s magnificently scored Ein Heldenleben.

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Mutter Virtuosi

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Leif Ove Andsnes

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Mutter Virtuosi

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Mutter Virtuosi
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin and Leader

Program

BACH Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043
ANDRÉ PREVIN Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (with two Harpsichord interludes) (US Premiere)
VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Encores:VIVALDI Presto from Concerto in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, RV 315, "L'estate" ("Summer")
BACH "Air on the G String" (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068)
Acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is the soloist and leader of the Mutter Virtuosi, an ensemble of young students and professional string players who are alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. This celebration of daring string writing features the US premiere of André Previn’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The program concludes with The Four Seasons, Vivaldi’s set of violin concertos offering vivid depictions of bird song, summer storms, hunting horns, barking dogs, and slippery ice.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (Danza pastorale)


Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin | Trondheim Soloists
Deutsche Grammophon

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Leif Ove Andsnes

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, February 23, 2015 | 8 PM

Performers

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Leif Ove Andsnes, Leader and Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Encores:BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in C Major, Op. 119, No. 8
BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in A-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 7
The New York Times called Leif Ove Andsnes “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight.” Playing and conducting from the keyboard, Andsnes brings these qualities to his performances of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Landmark works, the concertos bridge the Classical and Romantic eras. Beethoven infuses his Second Concerto with a zesty exuberance that would have made Mozart smile, while the Third and Fourth concertos storm and sigh before their genial rondo finales.

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Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 (Rondo - Allegro)


Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano | Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Sony

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Richard Goode, Piano

Program

GUNTHER SCHULLER Dreamscape (NY Premiere)
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben
“Nelsons … very rarely give[s] a standard performance … His music making … project[s] freshness and a viscerally in-the-moment quality …” wrote The Boston Globe of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its exciting new music director. Andris Nelsons and the orchestra present a fascinating program that includes the New York premiere of a work by Gunther Schuller, a beloved Mozart concerto, and Strauss’s sumptuously scored tone poem Ein Heldenleben.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595 (Allegro)


Richard Goode, Piano | Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Nonesuch Records