This month, Yuja Wang reunites with her longtime collaborator Lionel Bringuier for concerts with the Staatskapelle Dresden. In an eclectic program, Mr. Bringuier leads the ensemble and Ms. Wang in performances on January 12, 13 & 14. Together Yuja and Mr. Bringuier have recorded sparkling performances of the Ravel piano concertos with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich released by Deutsche Grammophon. Further details and purchase links are available via her Listen page.
The concert program consists of Peter Eötvös’ orchestral piece zeroPoints, a work that pursues two central motives which are rooted in Eötvös’ personal memories. A program note by Peter Eötvös is available via his website. Following, Yuja interprets Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, a piece composed the year after Schumann married his beloved wife Clara, in which a flood of masterworks were also composed like Dichterliebe and Liederkreis. Completing the program is Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, a work that the composer described saying:
“The general mood of the work represents, apart from the jesting second movement, a gradual transition from the sternness of the first movement and the lugubrious death-song of the third to the life-assertion of the last one.”
Courtesy of New York Philharmonic Program Notes