Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto with Paul Lewis

Part of: Carnegie Hall Series
February 28, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall – Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie Explores Haydn’s Lasting Influence on Mozart and Beethoven, with Paul Lewis and Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto

Learn more the artists and discover more about the works on this program before joining us at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, February 28!

At A Glance

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) is as well known for his extraordinary catalog of symphonies, string quartets, overtures, and masses as he is for his vast and lasting influence on western Classical music. including Mozart and Beethoven. The theatrical and exhilarating overture to Haydn’s 1779 opera L’isola disabitata (The Deserted Island) and the passionate and clever “Farewell” Symphony are perfect examples of the dramatic and passionate Sturm und Drang style that dominated German art, literature, and music in the mid-18th century. Haydn’s influence can be heard in juxtaposition of drama and comedy in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed on this program by pianist Paul Lewis. Similarly, the elegant lines and dramatic momentum of “Non temer, amato bene,” an alternate aria from the 1786 version of Mozart’s Idomeneo, echo Haydn’s own prolific experiments with Italian opera.

Program Notes

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Watch the Artists

Paul Lewis Prepares Beethoven Concertos

Ying Fang Sings Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro

Meet The Artists

Ying Fang, Soprano

Paul Lewis, Piano

Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor