Mendelssohn and Schumann: two brilliant stars whose careers ran parallel, each in his own way a bridge between Beethoven and the apotheosis of German Romanticism, between proportioned Classical form and the sweeping art of Wagner. With Schumann, we have scene painting and nostalgic reminiscences and with Mendelssohn, instrumental bravura—witness this exciting encounter between Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Orchestre Métropolitain and the sublime pianist Hélène Grimaud, who makes her Festival debut.
Fanny Mendelssohn, Ouverture in C major
Robert Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish”