Friday, May 25th, 2018
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Robert Schumann's musical talent was so great that he left his job as a lawyer to make a living as a virtuoso pianist -- but when a hand injury ended that dream, the tormented genius threw himself into composing instead, creating some of the most celebrated works of the Romantic era. In this performance by the L.A. Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel conducts three of Schumann's compositions: "Overture to Genoveva", drawn from Schumann's first and only opera, Cello Concerto in A minor, featuring Argentine solo cellist Sol Gabetta, and his Symphony No. 3, which is notable for its inclusion of a fifth "extra" movement.