Beethoven’s “Likes”

Fri, Jan 29, 2016, 7:30 PM–10 PM

CARNIEGE HALL, STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE
Part of the series TŌN at Carnegie Hall

–New York’s new orchestra in their Carnegie Hall debut
–Music by Beethoven, his favorite composer, his lifelong friend, and his student & secretary
–Conducted by Leon Botstein; “peerlessly adventurous” –The New York Times
–Pianist Piers Lane; “plays with such fire” –The American Spectator

Program

Luigi Cherubini: Overture from Les deux journées (Der Wasserträger)
Dramatic and spirited; Beethoven considered him to be the greatest living composer of his time

Anton Reicha: Symphony No. 3 (U.S. Premiere)
Cheerful and delicate; Reicha was a close friend of Beethoven’s—they studied together as teens!

Ferdinand Ries: Piano Concerto No. 8 (NY Premiere)
Pensive yet glittering; Ries was a piano student of Beethoven’s—he also did some work as his secretary

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Climactic and daring; it premiered in a freezing auditorium by an orchestra that had only rehearsed it once

Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor
PIERS LANE, piano