Three new discs do right by Beethoven’s chamber music.
Frank Peter Zimmermann
This was a fascinating program conducted by someone that the BSO will hopefully put (firmly) into their rotation of distinguished guest conductors.
The concert’s other purely orchestral work, Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony (no. 3), came after intermission and offered Mr. Valcuha the opportunity to demonstrate his command of large-scale symphonic structure. Let’s just say he flexed some pretty impressive muscle.