University of Rochester
Ward Stare, conductorStephen Hough, piano
BRAHMS Tragic OvertureDVORAK Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33STRAUSS Also Sprach Zarathustra
Richard Strauss’ powerful and triumphant Also sprach Zarathustra, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s book of the same name, was notably featured in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Dvorák’s
symphonic Piano Concerto is a lyrical contrast with the traditional
concerto. Performed by piano virtuoso Stephen Hough, the concerto does
not create the traditional battle between the piano and the orchestra.
Instead, the piano is an important part of the orchestral texture.
Hough’s interpretation promises a clear, kind, romantic, and not to be
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