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Tristan and Isolde

Location: Abravanel Hall
Price Range: Starting at $21.00
Duration: 2 hours with intermission

January 13, 2017 | 10:00AM
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January 13, 2017 | 7:30 PMFind Tickets
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Artists

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Note: Francesco Piemontesi, the pianist originally scheduled to perform on this program, has withdrawn from the concerts due to illness.

Program

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27
Wagner (arr. Henk de Vlieger) Tristan and Isolde, an orchestral passion

Heartbreakingly Beautiful

The music that drives Wagner’s epic opera of love and tragedy is so powerful, no words are needed. Join the Utah Symphony as they perform the score that is often cited as a major influence on the direction of 20th century composition.

Notes

Mozart- Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 595

Mozart mania is its own special realm of classical music appreciation, and for those afflicted with it — the author of this note, for example — certain aspects of the composer’s life are accepted as articles of faith or as points of unending controversy. Among most Mozart maniacs, three forms are considered anchors of the composer’s greatness: the symphonies, the operas, and the piano concertos, though their relative importance is a subject of endless debate. READ MORE

Wagner- Tristan und Isolde: An Orchestral Passion

Wagner’s impact was transformative not just in opera or in classical music, but throughout the arts. Not even Beethoven had so great an impact on our conception of art; it is said that modern painters might not paint as they do today had Wagner not composed as he did yesterday.  READ MORE

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