Monday, March 17, 2008

SPCO plays Kurt Weill

On Friday night, SPCO concertmaster Steven Copes did a mssterly job of the Violin Concerto by Kurt Weill, with Doug Boyd conducting. I don't think I've ever seen and heard him play better, combining both fire and ice in this rather intellectual work, laced with the influences of Stravinsky and Schoenberg. Also on the program was Schumann's Symphony No.4 in the original version, which was interesting to hear even though I'm not a fan, and a Piano Trio by Ravel that failed to capture my imagination and seemed to involve intonation problems.

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