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Week of February 11, 2008

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano
Women of Minnesota Chorale

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Program:
Corigliano: Promenade Overture
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Holst: The Planets


Description:
Chopinís Piano Concerto in F-minor is the product of a genius 19 year old, and while he called it a piano concerto, it's actually a love song to Poland. For tonightís SymphonyCast, superstar Emanuel Ax talks about and shows with his amazing fingers why this concerto is special for pianists around the world.



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Images


Osmo Vänskä (Photo © Eric Moore)



Emanuel Ax (Photo © Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts)




Frederic Chopin



Gustav Holst