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Christoph Eschenbach (2014)

National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Symphonies by Beethoven (Thu./Fri.), Brahms (Fri./Sat.), & Schubert (Thu./Sat.)

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - Saturday, January 30, 2016

National Symphony Orchestra

The NSO Music Director conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Brahms's Symphony No. 1 on Friday. He combines Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") and Weber's Der Freischütz Overture with Beethoven on Thursday and Brahms on Saturday.

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Treat yourself to two brilliant symphonies no matter which evening you choose! Sometimes called the first Romantic symphony, Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony is filled with expressive melodies, vivid harmonies, and creative colors. Known for its whirling dancelike rhythms, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony exudes a Dionysian spirit as it races to a full-throttle climax. And while Brahms's First Symphony pays homage to Beethoven's Fifth and Ninth, it stands as a masterpiece in its own right with its radical contrasts and monumental finale.

NSO Music Director Christoph Eschenbach conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Brahms's Symphony No. 1 on Friday. He combines Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") and Weber's Der Freischütz Overture with Beethoven on Thursday and Brahms on Saturday.

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PROGRAM DETAILS
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Thu., Jan. 28 at 7
WEBER
Overture to Der Freischütz
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 "Unfinished"
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Performance Timing: Part One - 35 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 36 min.

Fri., Jan. 29 at 8
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Performance Timing: Part One - 36 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 45 min.

Sat., Jan. 30 at 8
WEBER
Overture to Der Freischütz 
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 "Unfinished"
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Performance Timing: Part One - 35 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 45 min.

Watch and Listen

The NSO previews Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven