KW Symphony’s “Edwin’s Final Beethoven”

I attended the KW Symphony’s performance titled “Edwin’s Final Beethoven.” Edwin Outwater, the symphony’s director, has conducted all 9 Beethoven symphonies over the last 10 years.

Here’s the program:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 36
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold — Concerto in D major for Violin & Orchestra, op. 35
  • Franz Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, C minor

I was familiar with the Beethoven and the Liszt, and it was a pleasure to hear these live. The Korngold was a beautiful piece with many sublime moments.

Bénédicte Lauzière was the solo violinist on the Korngold — she’s the KW symphony’s concertmaster.

I noted that Outwater conducted the Beethoven without a score.

Lauzière, Outwater, and the symphony were all shown great enthusiasm by the audience.

I previously reviewed the KW Symphony’s concert “Scheherazade.”

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