Brahms in Spring

MD Series

Brahms in Spring


2019-03-03 Sun 19:30National Concert Hall 500 800 1200 1600 2000Buy
SHAO-CHIA LÜ, conductor
I-CHIAO SHIH, alto
YI-YIN TAI, chous master
TAIPEI MALE CHOIR

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Alto Rhapsody, Op.53
Symphony No.3, Op.90, F major
Symphony No.2, Op.73, D major

Aside from the composers of theatrical works, Brahms is the only name in the NSO's repertory this season to be honored with an entire program devoted exclusively to his music. We'll hear his lyrical, bucolic Second Symphony, his Third Symphony (the only one in the standard repertory whose all four movements end quietly), and the sublime Alto Rhapsody, music of heartbreaking beauty composed in response to the composer's learning that a women with whom he was secretly in love had married another. An alto soloist sings words depicting a lonely, bier man, lost to the world, wandering through the snowy mountains in search of solace.