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April 28, 2015

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Haydn’s “Cello Concerto in D” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

In 1806 German poet Christian Schubart published a book (Ideas for an Aesthetic of Music) on the "affective" characteristics (emotional impact) of the 'keys' of music, for example, C Major, G Minor, etc. Tonight's program should be "bright", with many pieces in the key of D Major, described by Schubart as: "The key of triumph, of Hallejuahs, of war-cries, of victory-rejoicing. "


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