If you come to an NSO concert to hear a particular soloist, you hear them play a concerto, a flashy piece for soloist with orchestral accompaniment. Most such pieces were written with superhuman abilities in mind, which we usually associate with the word virtuoso. Learn to recognize the hallmarks of the concerto--what makes them difficult to play, why do composers continue to write them, and why do soloists' reputations depend upon them? To improve your knowledge about the concerto, NSO cellist Yvonne Caruthers guides you through the ossias, rubato, and cadenzas.
Performance Timing: 90 minutes
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