Christoph von Dohnányi returns to the podium to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program of German masterpieces performed this past April at Verizon Hall, culminating in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, one of the most perfectly crafted works ever written!
Also on the program, Brahms’s Haydn Variations; which almost certainly gave Brahms the confidence to complete his long-awaited First Symphony. In it, Brahms transforms a simple, lilting melody into a tour-de-force for orchestra.
And, not to be missed, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales performs the jovial and virtuosic Clarinet Concerto No. 1 by Carl Maria von Weber, which, incidentally, was premiered in 1811, the same year as Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony!
During intermission, Jim Cotter and Susan Lewis will go backstage with Mr. Morales and Maestro von Dohnanyi.
Join us Sunday, June 15, from 1 until 3 pm on WRTI. We hope you’ll be there. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host for this broadcast underwritten by Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management.That’s Sunday from 1 until 3 PM!
BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
WEBER: Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Ricardo Morales, Clarinet
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor