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Part of FR3 Friday Evening 3
About This Performance
Webern’s early idyll for orchestra displays full-blown Straussian Romanticism. It is complemented by one of the real Strauss’ largest tone poems – which Strauss claimed was not about himself (wink). In between, the captivating Lise de la Salle performs Beethoven’s vigorously heroic Third Concerto.
Strauss certainly had fun with his tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), mocking his critics and depicting his wife with a rapturous violin solo. “A monstrous act of egotism,” one of those critics wrote after the premiere, but as novelist Romain Rolland noted, “the well-bred public was beside itself” at the work’s instrumental thunder and dramatic intelligence.
Come for: French pianist Lise de la Salle playing Beethoven. Still in her mid-twenties, she is already well ensconced in a major international career. The New York Times has raved about “her prodigious power and control, but also her taste and restraint, revealed in well-calibrated dynamics and intelligent pedaling…her freshness and lucidity…faithfully maintaining narrative threads while deftly illuminating the passions swirling around them.”
And more: Anton Webern as you have probably never heard (or enjoyed) him before.
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A special $20 price is available for select concerts in select sections throughout the season, including this concert. $20 Tickets can be purchased online, in person or via phone at 323.850.2000 (there is a per-ticket fee for all online and phone sales).
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