Schumann and Bruckner with Yuja Wang and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
On February 14, 15 & 16, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program of Schumann and Bruckner. The iconic Chinese pianist, Yuja Wang, will interpret Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, a piece that Nelsons recently conducted on tour with the Gewandhausorchester and pianist Hélène Grimaud, and concluding the program is Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony.
Nelsons was heralded by Bachtrack for his interpretation of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2017: “The young Latvian, clearly well suited to the drama and power of Bruckner, drove a deeply moving performance of the Ninth Symphony which was turned with utmost care and conviction from terror to solace.”
Well acquainted with the fervency of Bruckner’s symphonies, Nelsons has recorded Bruckner’s Third, Fourth, and Seventh Symphonies with the Gewandhausorchester. Purchase links are available via Nelsons’ Recordings. For more information about the program, please enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s program notes and description here:
“Andris Nelsons and the BSO are joined by the firebrand Chinese pianist Yuja Wang for Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a work blending the composer’s unique Romantic lyricism and brilliance. The concerto began as a single-movement Fantasia written for his wife Clara, who was considered one of the great virtuosos of the age. Bruckner’s magisterial Symphony No. 9, a work left just short of completion at the composer’s death in 1896, shows the continuing influence of Wagner in its harmonic language and scope, with the particular Austrian grace and gift for counterpoint for which Bruckner was known.”