Vienna

Interior of a Café, twentieth century, watercolor. Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien. De Agostini Picture Library/A. Dagli Orti/Bridgeman Images

Concert Program VII

Vienna

The 2018 season’s final Concert Program celebrates Vienna—from the Classical era into the twentieth century, the indisputable capital of the Western musical world. It was in Vienna that the Salzburg-born wunderkind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart found his place among the pantheon of great artists and where, after Mozart’s death at the age of thirty-five, Beethoven traveled to “receive Mozart’s spirit from Haydn’s hands.” Vienna remained the seat of Western music through the Romantic era in a period bookended by Schubert and Brahms. When, in the twentieth century, the iconoclast Arnold Schoenberg sought to “ensure the supremacy of German music for the next hundred years,” his coterie fittingly became known as the Second Viennese School.

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(1756–1791)
Andante and Variations in G Major for Piano, Four Hands, K. 501 (1786)
Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)
Piano Quintet in f minor, op. 34 (1862)
Franz Schubert(1797–1828)
Allegro in a minor for Piano, Four Hands, op. 144, D. 947, Lebensstürme (1828)
Arnold Schoenberg(1874–1951)
Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Sextet, op. 4 (1899)
Thursday 2Aug