Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Resilience. Determination. Exultation. Schumann’s Second Symphony reminds us how humans, flaws and all, can overcome challenges with guts and grace. The pain and humiliation of a hand injury that ended his piano career led Schumann onto a symphonic path blazed by Beethoven, as heard in the fiery “Zwickauer” Symphony. The willful streak that carried Beethoven through so much personal hardship was already well developed in the First Piano Concerto, his proud and unbending bid to fill the mighty large shoes of Mozart.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 11 Oct (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
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  • 13 Oct (Sat) 2018 8:00PM
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  • 14 Oct (Sun) 2018 2:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 47 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Thomas Dausgaard

Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard is renowned for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances, and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.

Behzod Abduraimov

Piano

Behzod Abduraimov has worked with leading orchestras worldwide. These include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, and prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hrša and Vladimir Jurowski.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

notes

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audio

Robert Schumann

“Zwickauer” Symphony

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 1

Robert Schumann

Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Sponsors

Thomas Dausgaard’s performances sponsored by Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun. Behzod Abduraimov’s performances are generously underwritten by Muriel Van Housen and Tom McQuaid.