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Boston Philharmonic: Kodaly/Liszt/Dvorak

Calendar iconFeb 21, 2020 | 12:00amCredits icon28 creditsLocation iconCambridge, MA, United States
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The program features acclaimed French pianist Lucas Debargue in his Boston debut performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 paired with Kodály’s popular Dances of Galánta and Dvorák’s rarely performed Symphony No. 7. All three works on the program were written within 140 miles of one another, a quality that gave the composers a lot in common, yet they still produced works with tremendous variety – creating masterpieces which exemplify their respective genres. This concert series introduces Boston to the extraordinary pianist Lucas Debargue, who garnered international attention through his performance at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. His latest album, "Scarlatti: 52 Sonatas", was critically acclaimed internationally and named one of NPR’s “10 Classical Albums to Usher In The Next Decade” while "The New York Times" called it “simply lovely — an impressive, satisfying achievement.” Kodaly’s Dances of Galánta, inspired by the music of his hometown in Hungary, features the brilliant playing of BPO principal clarinetist, Rane Moore. Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 7 has been called “Dvořák's greatest symphony," by Dvořák expert John Clapham as well as Maestro Ben Zander.

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