Hindemith, Rachmaninoff and Bartok
April 2, 2013
Rafael Fr?hbeck de Burgos leads a program bookended by two works tied to the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The program begins with Hindemith's?Konzertmusik?for Strings and Brass, commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky and the BSO on the occasion of the orchestra's 50th anniversary in 1931. Bart?k's ingeniously kaleidoscopic Concerto for Orchestra, a Koussevitzky commission premiered by the BSO in 1944, brings the concert to a close. Between these two works, the great American pianist Garrick Ohlsson in Rachmaninoff's ever-popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.