Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Symphony No. 1
Benjamin Zander, conductor
We start with Brahms, a central figure of German musical art. He is a master of both the Classical style and the spirit of Romanticism. His First Symphony—with its perfect form and singing soul—established forever his place in the symphonic lineage. Incredibly, I’ve never done a Brahms Symphony with the BPYO, so I’m especially excited to delve into Brahms’ world with this new generation of performers.
Wagner’s opera Die Meistersinger is about music making. It celebrates the artist who goes beyond merely following the rules, in order to unleash the unfettered imagination. Its overture could be the theme song for the entire Boston Philharmonic organization.
Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis is another example of the creative process at work. He takes an old tune and puts it through its paces, at the same time testing the orchestra with both the challenge and reward of utmost virtuosity. It’s huge fun to play and it stands between the overture and the symphony like a concerto for the orchestra itself.
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SUNday, November 5, 2023
3:00PM / Symphony Hall
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