Next week sees Christoph König perform the exceptionally beautiful yet relatively unknown Asrael-Symphony by Josef Suk for the first time. The piece was written short after the death of Suk’s teacher and father figure Antonín Dvořák, and the death of Suk’s wife – Dvořák’s daughter – Otylka at an age of 27, and is basically a large Requiem without voices. The performance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Hoddinott Hall in the terrific Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 “Live in Concert” .
Christoph König conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2, Mussorgsky Scherzo in B-flat Major (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Premiere, and Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring the fabulously gifted 2010 Chopin Competition winner Yulianna Avdeeva. More info .