TRAGEDY WITHOUT WORDS
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E flat major S. 124
Symphony No. 6 in A minor, 'Tragic'
Created with the composer at the piano and Berlioz on the podium, Franz Liszt's First Concerto combines breathtaking virtuosity with a new writing technique in four short movements joined seamlessly into a single large-scale structure. Like his distant colleague, the Anglo-Taiwanese artist Kit Armstrong is also a composer and virtuoso pianist.
A "hard nut for the critics to crack," wrote Mahler to the young Bruno Walter about the Symphony No. 6, one of his most powerful and personal of all. An allegory of man's struggle with destiny, it is dark throughout and ends with terrible hammer blows that bring the hero (Mahler himself) down like a felled tree. Don’t miss one this pinnacle of symphonic music!