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Beethoven and Schumann


Friday, January 18, 2019 10:30AM
Powell Hall

Beethoven and Schumann
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Beethoven and Schumann


Karina Canellakis, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
SCHUMANN Violin Concerto
R. STRAUSS Symphonic Fantasy from Die Frau ohne Schatten
HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis

Deemed by the Chicago Tribune as playing with a “panache, sensitivity and sizzling virtuosity,” violinist Renaud Capuçon joins the SLSO performing Schumann’s impressive, yet somber Violin Concerto.

  • Schumann’s Violin Concerto was last performed 49 years ago by the SLSO.
  • Beethoven’s heroic Leonore Overture No. 3 was written for an earlier version of his opera Fidelio, which tells the tale of the adventurous rescue of an unjustly imprisoned husband.
  • Did you know: Schumann’s Violin Concerto was forbidden to be performed until 100 years after his death, but the proviso was broken, 19 years before the expiration of the condition.