|Highlight of the month|
On his first recording for harmonia mundi, conductor Pablo Heras-Casado offers a fresh look at the symphonies of Franz Schubert. Leading the period-instrument Freiburger Barockorchester, Heras-Casado pairs the lighthearted Symphony No.3 of 1815, which ends with a Rossinian tarantella, with the darker Symphony No.4 "Tragic", written one year later and looking more towards Beethoven. Echoing the Fourth's subtitle, it is a sad fact that this symphony, like all his others, was never played in public in the composer's lifetime.
"The chemistry between the Freiburg players and Mr. Heras-Casado, who used no baton and led the two symphonies from memory, is real, as the naturalness and exuberance of the performances...made clear."
- Anthony Tommasini, NEW YORK TIMES
2013 PABLO HERAS-CASADO IN CONCERT & MET DEBUT
- OCT 3-6 & 10-12: San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall
- OCT 23: New York, NY - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
- NOV 11 - DEC 7: New York, NY - Metropolitan Opera DEBUT
- DEC 12-14: Philadelphia, PA - Verizon Hall