Beethoven and Brahms
Recorded May 4 - 7, 2023, as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series. Brought to you as part of the NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series Presented by PNC.
FABIO LUISI conducts
FRANCESCO PIEMONTESI piano
LIDO PIMIENTA vocals
ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN “Arquitecta” | World Premiere
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
This weekend, Fabio Luisi and the DSO bring out one of the first works in which Beethoven takes on the heroic ideal, shaking his fist at the world, with his Piano Concerto No. 3 performed by pianist Francecso Piemontesi. We journey from the youthful optimism of Brahms’s First Piano Concerto (performed earlier in the season) to his Fourth Symphony, filled with grandeur as he presents his final essay in symphonic form. Yet, like all great tragedies, the Fourth is cathartic which might explain the popularity of his dark, troubling last symphonic work. To open, DSO’s Composer-in-Residence Angélica Negrón offers the world premiere of her work for voice and orchestra, with Canadian Colombian singer, curator and interdisciplinary artist Lido Pimienta, describing the maternal spirit and the weight of caring for family and home.