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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Week 3: Haydn and Beethoven

Wednesday
Jan 24, 2018
Friday
Jan 26, 2018

 

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Overview

Fabio Luisi - Conductor
Yefim Bronfman - Piano

Program
Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D major ("London")
INTERMISSION
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Wagner - Prelude and "Liebestod," from Tristan and Isolde

An Irish princess falls in love with the wrong man on her way to be married in Cornwall. The story, steeped in Celtic mythology, is tragic, but Wagner's score is gorgeous, especially in the hands of Zurich Opera Music Director and frequent collaborator Fabio Luisi. Haydn's grand “London” Symphony opens our British Isles farewell. When Haydn left Vienna for England, he left behind a promising young pupil, 23-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven, who soon went on to write a few memorable works of his own, including the timeless Piano Concerto No. 3, heard here with legendary soloist Yefim Bronfman.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102