Beethoven Egmont Overture – Conductor Hugh Wolff – NEC Philharmonia

July 5, 2014

New England Conservatory

On April 23rd, 2014 at Boston’s Symphony Hall, conductor Hugh Wolff and the NEC Philharmonia presented the culminating concert in New England Conservatory’s year-long “Music: Truth to Power” festival. The concert opened with this performance of Beethoven’s “Overture to Egmont, op. 84,” which Maestro Wolff prefaces with a brief statement of the Overture’s place in the festival and alongside the other works on the program. If you enjoy this performance, please these other works, also on on Youtube:
Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Xiang Angelo Yu:
http://youtu.be/WSZTjvyj24s
and Shostakovich’s monumental Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905:
http://youtu.be/ED5-QGuxJs8

One Response to “Beethoven Egmont Overture – Conductor Hugh Wolff – NEC Philharmonia”


  1. A very thoughtfully programmed concert. I sometimes felt that the students’ playing surpassed the conductor’s interpretation–his phrases were often a bit sterile and abruptly ended for my taste–perhaps overly controlled is the best way to put it, but the interpretation was consistent and well executed by the orchestra.

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