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This poetic program celebrates the creative spark shared by virtuoso musician Clara Schumann; her husband, Robert Schumann; and their friend Johannes Brahms. Alone at the piano, Kirill Gerstein opens the performance with Brahms’s touching tribute to Robert. The Festival Orchestra then joins for Robert’s ravishing piano concerto, which was written for Clara. The program finishes with the blazing triumph of Brahms’s First Symphony, its finale ringing with a theme Brahms had sent to Clara along with the famous message, “Thus blew the shepherd's horn today!”
“Flat-out fabulous.”– Cleveland Classical on Kirill Gerstein
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August 15–16, 2017 David Geffen Hall
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano (Mostly Mozart debut)
Pre-concert recital at 6:30 pm
Susanna Phillips, soprano, and Louis Langrée, piano
Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben
David Geffen Hall