Yannick and Mahler

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Louis Lortie - Piano


Schubert/Liszt - Wanderer Fantasy, for piano and orchestra

INTERMISSION - Intermission

Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:30 pm Verizon Hall
Mahler summons a large orchestra to explore the full range of human emotions in his Fifth Symphony, a work that Yannick returns to with the Philadelphians for the first time in 9 years. Schubert himself struggled to play the Wanderer Fantasy. More than just a technical challenge, the piece is an ingenious set of variations on the composer's song “Der Wanderer,” transformed by Liszt into a rarely heard piano concerto. The four movements are played without a break, building intensity until the mesmerizing finale. Louis Lortie brings his “faultless pianistic sheen and mastery” (Gramophone) to this pinnacle of Schubert's art.
Bösendorfer 280 Vienna Concert grand piano for Mr. Lortie is provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York and Cunningham Piano Company.
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