About This Event
In the second of three January BSO concerts led by Music Director Andris Nelsons, the Austrian Rudolf Buchbinder plays Mozart's stormiest piano concerto, No. 20 in D minor, which shows the composer's unsurpassed sensitivity to operatic drama and emotion. Written in Vienna in 1785, this was one of the few Mozart pieces to remain in the repertoire throughout the Romantic era. More than 100 years later, the layered complexities of Mahler's fin-de-siècle Vienna are reflected in the Fifth Symphony's roiling intensity, offset by its beautifully powerful Adagietto.