Country of Origin United States
Description Innovator Jan Krenz conducts past and present classics.
Polish conductor Jan Krenz directs the acclaimed Third Symphony of his compatriot Witold Lutoslawski, a powerfully dramatic work that occupied him for eleven years before it was finished in 1983. It shares the bill with a classic from 1806: Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Back then, soloists often improvised their cadenzas in concertos, which kept their audiences rapt in anticipation. Today's audiences usually hear standard pre-composed cadenzas, and the excitment wanes. But who can anticipate the cadenzas eminent violinist Cho-Liang Lin will play? They were written by Russian composer Alfred Schnittke, a musical chameleon. You may have heard the Beethoven Violin Concerto, but you haven't heard it like this before.