The St. Louis Symphony performs Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro, Glanert’s Frenesia (in its U.S. premiere!), and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (with pianist Emanuel Ax) on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, 2015. My program notes start on p. 26.
On October 4 and October 5, 2014, the St. Louis Symphony performs Four Serious Songs, by Johannes Brahms, with linking preludes and a postlude by the 21st-century composer Detlev Glanert, who also arranged the songs for orchestra. After the intermission, the St. Louis Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra for Brahms’s sublime A German Requiem. Markus Stenz conducts, and the soprano Carolyn Sampson and the bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi are the soloists. The program is here:
(My notes begin on p. 26.)