Tue 23 Mar 7:30pm at Symphony Hall
Riccardo Muti conductor
Joshua Bell violin
Beethoven Violin Concerto 42’
Beethoven Symphony No 3, Eroica 50’
“There have been few more glamorous conducting careers than that of Riccardo Muti, who has conducted the world’s greatest orchestras and spent nearly twenty years as director of La Scala, Milan.
Tonight he appears at Symphony Hall for the first time, conducting two towering Beethoven masterpieces: the majestic Eroica Symphony and the timeless Violin Concerto, played by one of the finest violinists of his generation, Joshua Bell.
Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall, says of tonight’s recommended concert:
“Riccardo Muti and Joshua Bell go back a long way. When the violinist was just fourteen years old it was with Maestro Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra that he made his debut.” www.thsh.co.uk “
Review by Christopher Morley, Birmingham Post:
…”Joshua Bell was soloist in the Concerto, his approach properly Olympian, with no attempt to seek out spurious emotional underlayings, and his playing was both muscular and sweet-toned. But any sense of the music’s huge stature seemed to be skated over.”…