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Former New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert leads the BSO and Garrick Ohlsson in Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3. Bartók wrote this effervescent concerto for his wife, Ditta, to perform. The great Danish composer Carl Nielsen's vigorously lyrical Third Symphony dates from 1911; its nickname "espansiva" aptly evokes its sense of breadth. The second movement calls for soprano and baritone voices singing wordless solo parts. Beethoven wrote his vivid Egmont
Overture as part of the incidental music for Goethe's play about a nobleman struggling against an oppressive ruler.