TSO principals-violin, cello, oboe and bassoon-perform Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante. Asked to compose a piece in the popular style of his student, Ignaz Pleyel, portrayed in the press as his rival, Haydn quipped, “a bloody harmonious war will commence between master and pupil” when he finished his Sinfonia Concertante.
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Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition Gold Medal winner Barry Douglas, described as “virtuosity to the hilt” by The New York Times, returns to the TSO for the first time since opening the 2007-08 season performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, “a superb performance,” according to the Arizona Daily Star.
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