With both secular and sacred days of remembrance nearly here - All Hallows, All Saints - this week's concert seems especially poignant. There's a new work by a composer working through the loss of his mother, and arguably one of the most beautiful works in the rep, A German Requiem. Gustavo Dudamel is an exclusive recording artist to Deutsche Gramophone.
This week's concert is a special performance of Mozart's Requiem, commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of Dresden in WWII.
It's possible that Schubert would be amazed - or at least surprised - that these days we're listening to his symphonies. He wrote his fourth when he was just 19, and while it's labeled "Tragic" it has a bounce and jauntiness that only a kid could create.
Viktoria Mullova is amazing! She has the look and has she got the chops! This week, she joins the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of the unplayable Stravinsky's Violin Concerto.