Schumann, Beethoven, Nielsen


This weekend, October 23 and October 24, the St. Louis Symphony performs Beethoven’s “Egmont” overture, Schumann’s Piano Concerto, and Nielsen’s “Sinfonia espansiva.” My program notes begin on p. 26. I wrote a much longer version that included a lengthy appreciation of Clara Schumann, without whom Robert Schumann might have sunk into an undeserved obscurity, but I think I will make that a separate post. (I knew I had officially wandered too far afield when I invoked Suze Rotolo.)

Opening Weekend at the St. Louis Symphony



On September 12 and 13, 2014, the St. Louis Symphony performs Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable.”

My program notes are here if you would like to read them: