Biss Plays Beethoven

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

   
SMITH f(x) = sin² –1/x
BEETHOVEN          Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
   

Beethoven’s masterful “Emperor” Concerto is a monument of musical architecture, driven forward with beautiful flourishes and cascades. Esteemed Curtis piano faculty Jonathan Biss is the soloist, joined by conductor Osmo Vänskä. Also on the program is a new work by Curtis alumna Gabriella Smith. The program soars to a rousing conclusion with Sibelius’s majestic Symphony No. 2.

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Additional Performance

 

This program will be performed in cities across the country during 2020 as part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.