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In Focus: Episode 2, Bronfman and Beethoven


IN FOCUS: Broadcast Episode 2
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

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Music Overview

SCHNITTKE - Concerto for Piano and Strings
BEETHOVEN - String Quartet No. 10 (“Harp”) (for string orchestra )

For this broadcast, a pair of pieces reflects the sensibilities of two very different centuries. Schnittke’s virtuosic and bravura concerto is performed by Yefim Bronfman, a Cleveland favorite, playing music filled with wry humor and Shostakovich-inspired sarcasm and beauty. For this performance, Beethoven’s “Harp” quartet is expanded to an orchestra of strings, showcasing The Cleveland Orchestra’s extraordinary ensemble work and artistry. (The harp nickname comes from plucked pizzicato sections in the first movement, but only hint at the beautiful verse-like melodies throughout this piece.)

In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking.

Each In Focus broadcast presentation is available for viewing for three months from its premiere.

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IN FOCUS Concert Series

Premiering in October 2020, The Cleveland Orchestra's In Focus series is a new @Home broadcast presentation recorded in high definition audio and video, combining Cleveland Orchestra performances together with a backstage look at the Orchestra's musicians and music-making.  Each one-hour episode is recorded live at Severance Hall and will be available to view exclusively through The Cleveland Orchestra’s new digital streaming service, Adella.  More details about In Focus and Adella can be read here.

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