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Wiener Philharmoniker

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor / Igor Levit piano

OrchestraThe 1920sConcert Presentation


Michael Tilson Thomas, the current Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, has inherited from his teacher and mentor Leonard Bernstein an extraordinary versatility as an orchestra a conductor, a pianist, a composer and a music populariser. At the head of the legendary Wiener Philharmoniker, Tilson Thomas will perform works by Beethoven (Third Piano Concerto with Igor Levit) and Brahms (Second Symphony), two masterpieces that Bernstein often conducted in Vienna. The concert will start with Charles Ives's evocative and original Decoration Day, a movement of the Holidays Symphony. All American musicians consider Ives - a composer who announced the 1920s - as their "Abraham Lincoln of music".

Charles Ives
Decoration Day from Holidays Symphony

Ludwig van Beethoven
Concert for piano and orchestra n. 3 in C minor, op. 37

Johannes Brahms
Symphony n. 2 in D major, op. 73