R. SCHUMANN Three Romances for oboe and piano
R. SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E-flat major
F. MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat major for four violins, two violas, and two celli
Soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Since 2003, when Claudio Abbado formed his own orchestra of players hand-picked from Europe's best ensembles, the MCO has formed the core of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra (LFO). This spring, music director Riccardo Chailly and the LFO have created a new annual festival. The first edition focuses on composer Felix Mendelssohn and his contemporaries, bringing Mendelssohn's five symphonies into dialogue with Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, and Hector Berlioz.
This chamber concert showcases Robert Schumann's Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, and his Piano Quartet in E-flat major, which complement Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat major. The influential friendship between the composers is demostrated through the similarity in the works.