Mozart and the piano are the focus in this program, including American pianist Richard Goode in the Piano Concerto no. 23. The concert begins with Charles Ives’s rebellious Second Symphony and closes with Strauss’s equally feisty tone poem Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, all conducted by Sir Mark Elder. More Mozart rounds out the broadcast with the concerto for two pianos—with four pianists, a different pair performing each movement—from a concert in 2012.

Ives Symphony No. 2
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488 (Richard Goode, piano)
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Originally recorded at concerts on April 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2014

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365 (Emanuel Ax, Benjamin  Hochman, Orli Shaham, and Orion Weiss, pianos; David Robertson, conductor)
Originally recorded at a concert on May 23, 2012

This program will be available until October 21, 2017

Program notes for the first three works may be found here. Program notes for the Concerto for Two Pianos may be read here.

Performer Biographies

Richard Goode, piano
Emanuel Ax, piano
Benjamin Hochman, piano
Orli Shaham, piano
Orion Weiss, piano
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
David Robertson, conductor

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