Roth Conducts the "Eroica"

April 7, 2020

In a January 2016 concert, François-Xavier Roth leads the BSO in Gossec's Symphonie à 17 parties and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, as well as Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp, featuring BSO Principal Flutist Elizabeth Rowe and BSO Principal Harpist Jessica Zhou.

Encore broadcast from January 9, 2016

François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Elizabeth Rowe, flute
Jessica Zhou, harp

GOSSEC Symphonie à 17 parties
MOZART Concerto in C for Flute and Harp, K.299
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

François-Xavier Roth talks with WCRB's Brian McCreath about the French connections among the works on the program, and how the revolutionary character of Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony remains relevant to today's world:

BSO Principal Flutist Elizabeth Rowe and Principal Harpist Jessica Zhou describe the collaborative process at work in Mozart's concerto for their instruments, how each of them began playing her chosen instrument, and a key characteristic that defines the sound of the Boston Symphony: