There is something ultimately optimistic intertwined with the gloom of Mozart’s D Minor piano concerto (No. 20) that has always been an attraction for me. That concerto was featured on last weekend’s special program by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, along with Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 and two shorter works by Glazunov and Sibelius. What’s so special about these works? That concert re-created the same program found on the KSO’s first concert 75 years ago on November 24, 1935.
My review of that concert can be found in this week’s Metro Pulse, on the newsstands now, and online here.
By the way, if you are a regular reader of the online Metro Pulse, you’ll want to give three cheers for the new, really cool graphic design of the site. It is now much easier to find what you are looking for.