MANNY AND MOZART
March 27-28, 2020 | Music Hall
Legendary pianist Emanuel Ax is an ideal interpreter of the Mozart concerto that Beethoven, Brahms and Clara Schumann all admired and performed.
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8
Concert DurationAbout 2 hours, 5 minutes with intermission
This concert is part of Series 1
- Mozart was a revolutionary. Piano Concerto No. 20, like the highest drama of Don Giovanni and Requiem, telegraphs the Romanticism of later composers.
- Reeling from world war, Shostakovich courageously regards timbers of annihilation in a symphony that defied Stalin’s propagandists.
- Shostakovich's Eighth was banned in 1948 for being anti-Soviet and “ultra-individualistic.” Hearing it performed in 1962, Shostakovich was overcome with tears.