BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
The Cleveland Orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello
Inspired by the countryside, in Beethoven’s “Pastoral,” his most programmatic symphony, you can hear the rolling of thunder, a joyous country dance, and the calling of a shepherd’s pipes. From the solo cello's triumphant opening chord and the lively conversation between the orchestral strings and the soloist, Haydn proves this concerto deserves its place as the crown jewel in the canon of cello repertoire.
This program’s Concert Preview lectures will be presented by David Rothenberg, Professor and Chair, Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University