Los Angeles Philharmonic
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Dvorák: Carnival Overture
Dvorák: Violin Concerto (c. 32 minutes)
Brahms (arr. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet in G minor (c. 43 minutes)
ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE
The brilliant Christian Tetzlaff plays Dvorák’s lyrical Violin Concerto. Eschenbach matches it with Schoenberg’s dazzling orchestration of Brahms’ G-minor Piano Quartet, which sounds like a new Brahms symphony, in vivid, expanded colors.
It’s not surprising that Brahms took such an interest in Dvorák’s success there are few pairs of composers who shared such a close musical approach. Inspired by Brahms’ Violin Concerto, Dvorák also composed his only Violin Concerto in a minor key, using the exact orchestral forces as his mentor. When you hear Tetzlaff play the Dvorák, you’ll experience Brahmsian nobility, a similar seriousness of purpose, and an appealing lyricism that has placed Dvorák’s work among the top concerto repertory.
Closing the program is Schoenberg’s orchestration of Brahms’ G-minor Piano Quartet. A huge Brahms fan, Schoenberg said he felt frustrated with the balance of this quartet, the piano being too dominant. To remedy this lopsided effect, he arranged the music for modern orchestra, in the process adding colors and sounds that Brahms never dreamed of.
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Presenter / Producer: LA Phil
Music > Classical
Event Phone: 323-850-2000
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90012
LA - Central / Downtown
Performance Dates: 3/24/2017 - 3/26/2017
Friday, March 24, 8:00pm
Saturday, March 25, 8:00pm
Sunday, March 26, 2:00pm
Tickets available at www.laphil.com
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