Rudolf Buchbinder

Beethoven and Schumann

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Rudolph Buchbinder © Alexander Basta
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
  • Schumann Symphony No. 4

Under the baton of NAC Orchestra Music Director Alexander Shelley, the Beethoven and Schumann Festival  concludes with the incomparable Rudolf Buchbinder. Performing for more than 50 years, and over  100 recordings to his credit, Buchbinder’s legacy leaves  a lasting impression in his rich interpretation of Beethoven’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 4 .  Paired with Schumann’s ingenious fourth symphony you are in for a night of virtuosic intensity, driven by pure emotion. The Romantic Era bursts to life through these classical masterpieces.

“Beethoven was the most romantic of composers...when Beethoven wrote ‘espressivo’ –which he did a lot – he meant something deeply emotional, something extreme, something that would stop time as we know it.”

-Rudolf Buchbinder (interview with the Guardian, Aug 6, 2015)

Come early, and take in a Pre-Concert Talk with Alexander Shelley. 7 p.m. in the NAC Salon.

Stay late, and enjoy Schumann and the Songwriters. Note this is a separately ticketed event. 10 p.m. at the Backstage. 

Enjoy with newly renovated Southam Hall. Better Seats. Better Sound. Better Access.

Rudolph Buchbinder © Alexander Basta