Three Romantic German composers are featured on the fifth concert of the season, opening with Mendelssohn’s concert overture Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27, inspired by Beethoven’s work of the same name; along with fellow composer Max Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, featuring solo artist Elmar Oliveira returning to play with the Monterey Symphony.
Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4, Op. 120, originally his unpublished second symphony, underwent massive revisions in 1851 – five years before his death – proving his mastery over orchestration and increased expression in the final edition of this emotional Romantic symphony.