ZUKERMAN DELIGHTS WITH BACH & BEETHOVEN
2016–17 Winter Festival
PINCHAS ZUKERMAN conductor and violin soloist (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A thread of bold innovation runs through these remarkable works, bridging three musical eras. Pinchas Zukerman is the soloist in Bach’s brilliant concerto.
BACH Violin Concerto No. 2
Touched with divine inspiration. Like many composers of the time, Bach loved to “recycle” and used much of this music in his Harpsichord Concerto in D Major.
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
Brooding and wildly expressive, Schoenberg’s late Romantic masterpiece recalls Wagnerian drama through its gorgeous melodies.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
This powerful work was initially dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. Upon learning that Napoleon had crowned himself Emperor, Beethoven angrily tore off the title page and rededicated it to “the memory of a great man.”