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Robert Schumann: Overture, Scherzo & Finale, op. 52
Introduction and Allegro for piano and orchestra, op. 92
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
Symphony No. 4 in A major, op. 90, “Italian”
The Gewandhaus in Leipzig was the musical heart of the Romantic era and the birthplace of an underestimated piano concerto: Schumann’s concert piece in G major is “a cross between symphony, concerto and great sonata”, as the composer put it. In combination with Mendelssohn’s stirring Piano Concerto in G minor, it has everything that Bernd Glemser needs to shine – a Leipzig double pack. Mei-Ann Chen adds symphonic highlights by the two Romantics.
Pre-concert talk in Stefaniensaal at 7.15 pm – admission free