In Focus (Adella Premium) Ep. 7, Lyrical Cello
Dates: March 25, 2021 Premieres at 7 p.m. (ET)
Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Venue: Adella Online (adella.live)
Event Dates and Tickets
Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:00PM
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About the Music
C.P.E. Bach Cello Concerto in A major, Wq 172
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in C minor, Opus 110a
Messiaen Le Christ, lumière du Paradis [Christ, Light of Paradise]
from Éclairs sur l'Au-Delà [Illuminations of the Beyond]
This program stars Cleveland Orchestra’s principal cello Mark Kosower, showcasing the cello’s wide-ranging lyricism and virtuosity in a concerto by one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most prolific sons. Next comes Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, adapted from his Eighth String Quartet. This is a piece layered in meaning — filled with fascinating self-references and musical allusions, and dedicated to “in memory of victims of fascism and war.” The program concludes with a transformative vision by Olivier Messiaen.
In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking.
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Each episode of In Focus is available for viewing for three months from its premiere.