ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Zoltán Kodály Dances of Galánta
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto no. 2
- In his lifetime Franz Liszt was known as a great piano virtuoso. He wrote Piano Concerto no. 2 during the years of 1839 to 1840 called his "virtuoso period" the years he was touring Europe and performing publicly.
- The draft of Piano Conceto No. 2 remained unperformed for ten years until Liszt revised it several times. Liszt was known for revising his compositions. He used his income from performances to buy back all his published music so that he could continue to make improvements to it.
- Piano Concerto no. 2 was first performed on January 7, 1857 in Weimar, Germany by Liszt's student Hans von Bronsart.
- French pianist Lucas Debargue who garnered international attention through is performance at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, will be performing the concerto with the Boston Philharmonic.
“There hasn’t been a foreign pianist who has caused such a stir since Glenn Gould’s arrival in Moscow in the midst of the Cold War, or Van Cliburn’s victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition.” -Olivier Bellamy, Le Huffington Post
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7
All dates, repertoire, venues, and artists subject to change.