Barber’s Adagio for Strings

Barber’s Adagio for Strings

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Barber’s Adagio for Strings

Barber’s Adagio for Strings

Fri, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 13, 2013
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall


Manfred Honeck, conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano


Barber: Adagio for Strings   
Janacek: Symphonic Suite from Jenufa  
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 467  
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

About This Performance

Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva debuts at Heinz Hall with Mozart’s famous Piano Concerto No. 21.  This concerto was nicknamed “Elvira Madigan” in 1967 for its inclusion on the soundtrack to the film of the same name.  Dvořák’s cheerful Symphony No. 8 is inspired by the folk music of the composer’s native Bohemia.

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