Kicking off the new year, Lionel Bringuier makes his greatly anticipated debut conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden with renowned pianist Yuja Wang. Bringuier and Ms. Wang have had fruitful collaborations in the past, with the Los Angeles Times describing Bringuier as “a gentlemanly accompanist, graciously accommodating her star turn” in a previous performance.
On January 12, 13 & 14, Bringuier leads the ensemble in a program consisting 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. Also on the program is Yuja Wang interpreting 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