New Jersey Symphony Unleashes Busoni

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The New Jersey Symphony crosses the Hudson with a program that explores the influences and vision of 20th-century composer and teacher Ferruccio Busoni. Music director Jacques Lacombe conducts Busoni's Piano Concerto with soloist Marc-André Hamelin, plus Weill’s Symphony No. 1 and Varese's Nocturnal. Elliott Forrest and Sara Fishko host.

The Carnegie Hall blog notes: "The Busoni concerto is a true giant of the repertoire. The five-movement work features what is generally considered one of the most difficult solo piano parts in the literature, clocks in at around 70 minutes in length, and introduces a male chorus in the last movement. The NJSO brings the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir to Carnegie Hall for this Spring For Music performance."

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Jacques Lacombe, Music Director
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir
VARÈSE: Nocturnal
WEILL: Symphony No. 1, "Berliner Symphonie"
BUSONI: Piano Concerto

Comments [2]

Joel Stein from Massachusetts

I cannot get any of these concerts to play through. I have no problem with BBC-3, Symphonycast, The Carnegie Hall site. Pretty frustrating.

May. 16 2012 03:01 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

As a New Jersey resident, knowing the long distinguished history of the New Jersey Symphony, I am gratified at the scheduling of the different symphony orchestras, on a daily change, from the many states still commercially viable to maintain them, at the prestigious Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. I have sung four solo concerts, three of them three hours long at that deservedly respected and honored venue. It helps us recognize the cultural potential within our own communities Born and living in Jersey City, NJ I had the distinct advantage of proximity to the Met Opera and the New York City Opera and to Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and Lewissohn Stadium to attend both rehearsals and performances of major orchestras and chamber music ensembles. I had started my professional career at age seventeen and was known sufficiently to receive entrance to rehearsals and broadcasts at Carnegie Hall by Mr. Turner, the house manager. Even at Toscanini's Studio 8 H as well his Carnegie Hall rehearsals and broadcasts, access to the Toscanini events I had by my friendship at Juilliard with a violinist in the NBC Symphony who represented me as a family member. KUDOS TO CARNEGIE HALL FOR THEIR INVESTMENT IN AMERICA'S ORCHESTRAS !!!

May. 06 2012 11:55 AM

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