I just discovered this awesome tone poem by Samuel Barber called Music for a Scene from Shelley. It is based on Percy Bysshe Shelley‘s Prometheus Unbound, in which Panthea prompts her sister Asia (goddess of love) to hear “voices in the air”, seeking Asia’s…
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/piano
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
BARBER Music for a Scene from Shelley, Op. 7
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97: Rhenish
Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for 20 years to great acclaim. Now, returning to the San Diego Symphony for the first time since 1999, Kahane has assembled a delightful program of music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s contemplative final piano concerto, Robert Schumann’s hopeful and happy final symphony and a rarely performed, vivid souvenir of love’s power from a young Samuel Barber.