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Saint-Saëns's Cello Masterpiece, with Moser

Johannes Moser
Courtesy of the artist
Johannes Moser

April 6, 2020
8:00 PM

Ken-David Masur leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and the Corsaire Overture by Berlioz, and Johannes Moser is the soloist in Saint-Saëns's First Cello Concerto, originally broadcast in 2015.

Encore broadcast from January 24, 2015

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello

BERLIOZ Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35

In a 2015 interview, Ken-David Masur describes the feeling of stepping in to conduct on late notice, his life-long friendship with Johannes Moser, and his relationship with his father, Kurt Masur, who passed away later in 2015: