Beethoven / Schubert
4th Philharmonic Concert
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944
Introduction 45 min before the performance.
The Philharmonic Concerts are supported by Evelyn and Herbert Axelrod
Fabio Luisi, Musikalische Leitung
Fabio Luisi is the General Music Director at the Zurich Opera House, Chief Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Musical Director of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He is also the designated Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 2020. He has previously served as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York (2011-2017), Chief Conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, General Music Director of the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Saxon State Opera, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig and Musical Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He has guest-conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the NHK Tokyo, the Munich Philharmonic, the Filarmonica della Scala, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam and the Saito Kinen Orchestra. Fabio Luisi is one of the leading interpreters of Italian opera and the Late-Romantic repertoire. At the Salzburg Festival he has presented Die Liebe der Danae and Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss. His conducting for the Zurich Opera to date has included new productions such as Rigoletto, Fidelio, Wozzeck, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and three operas by Bellini. Luisi’s CD recordings to date include operas by Verdi and Bellini, the symphonies and the oratorio Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln by Franz Schmidt and the symphonic works of Arthur Honegger. His recordings for Philharmonia Records currently extend to Rigoletto, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Wozzeck and Messa da Requiem on DVD and works by Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi, Bruckner, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov and Frank Martin in CD form. Luisi’s recordings of Wagner’s Siegfried and Götterdämmerung with the Met Orchestra earned him a Grammy. Fabio Luisi has been awarded the Austrian Republic’s Cross of Honour for Science and Art, and the titles of Cavaliere Ufficiale and Commendatore dell’Ordine della Stella by the Italian Republic.