BEETHOVEN: PROPHET – DISCIPLE
Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 8:00pm
featuring Benjamin Hochman, piano
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
|FELIX MENDELSSOHN||“The Fair Melusina” Overture|
|BRETT DEAN||Testament New York Premiere|
|W. A. MOZART||Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453|
|L. v. BEETHOVEN||Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21|
Beethoven’s formidable shadow animates Mendelssohn’s youthful, brilliant, yet seldom-heard overture, and in a wholly different manner, contemporary Australian composer Brett Dean’s “Testament.” This intensely engaging new work is not only inspired by Beethoven’s last will and testament but also quotes thematic fragments from a Razumovsky quartet. Mozart’s delightful concerto, on the other hand, reveals Beethoven’s own openly acknowledged debt to an influential elder and the unending process of renewal and rejuvenation.
Tickets for this great event are no longer available for purchase through Riverside Symphony. Tickets may be purchased at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center box office until the concert start time.
“Hochman’s playing was serene, virtually Olympian in its overview.”
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“Hochman has many strengths as a pianist, including an exceedingly elegant touch, thoughtful voicings, and an impeccable sense of meter and rhythm.”
- American Record Guide