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Angela Hewitt (uncredited)

National Symphony Orchestra: David Zinman, conductor: Angela Hewitt, piano, plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 / Works by R. Strauss & Schoenberg

"Mesmerizing" (The Sunday Times) pianist Angela Hewitt makes her NSO debut in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22. The program also includes R. Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra.

  • Oct. 9 - 11, 2014
  • Concert Hall
  • 1-3/4 hours
  • $10.00 - $85.00

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"Mesmerizing" (The Sunday Times) pianist Angela Hewitt makes her NSO debut in Mozart's gorgeous and elegant Piano Concerto No. 22, most notable for its ornate solo passages, warm woodwind infusions, echoes of Mozart's own opera Le nozze di Figaro, and a rapid finale that's temporarily interrupted by a poignant minuet. The concerto was also featured in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus. The program also includes R. Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra--the mighty theme from the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey--and Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra.

Jauvon Gilliam, NSO principal timpani, on Also sprach Zarathustra:
"Also sprach Zarathustra starts off with bang, quite literally--me! Strauss takes inspiration from Nietzche's novel, which centers around creation and the meaning of life. Strauss ends the piece in two different keys, leaving the answers to these questions open to interpretation. Brilliant!"

Performance Timing: Part One - 50 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 35 min. 

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