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In Focus: Episode 4, Mendelssohn and Beethoven


IN FOCUS:  Broadcast Episode 4
The Cleveland Orchestra
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Jan Lisiecki, piano


HAYDN - Oveture to L’isola disabitata [The Abandoned Island]
MENDELSSOHN - Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 1

Guest conductor Bernard Labadie explores works by three towering composers of Classical music, each composer directly influenced by one who proceeded him. The overture to a rarely-performed opera reminds us of Joseph’s Haydn inventive imagination, just as his youthful Piano Concerto displays the elegance and command of Mendelssohn’s mature artistry. Finally, Beethoven’s First Symphony, demonstrates young Ludwig’s creative ambition to build on Haydn’s foundation and go where no composer had gone before.

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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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