Schoenberg and Mozart
March 10 - March 12, 2011
Famed Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini is soloist in two works on this Vienna-centric program. Pollini joins James Levine and the BSO for Mozart’s chamber-music-like Piano Concerto No. 23 in A. Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, considered a pinnacle of the genre in the Classical era, closes the program. The two works here by Arnold Schoenberg, leader of the early 20th-century Second Viennese School, are among his most “Classical” in aspect. Maurizio Pollini performs the late Piano Concerto. Beginning the program is another Schoenberg work in a traditional form, the 1928 Variations for Orchestra.