Beethoven and Strauss

Artists and Repertoire

Rafael Payare, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), Op. 40


Beethoven introduced his captivating Piano Concerto No. 4 to public audiences in a legendary concert that also premiered his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies. Soloist Jeremy Denk, hailed by The New York Times as “a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs” joins Music Director Rafael Payare and the Symphony for this brilliant program to close the season. The second half features Richard Strauss’s evocative and sweeping Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). A tone poem of epic proportions, Ein Heldenleben is one of the most inspiring pieces ever composed for orchestra and one of the most challenging, with substantial technical demands for every instrument.

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