Feb 3, 2022, 8:00pm EST
Program Notes & Works
Janáček discarded the set text, producing a kind of redacted “instrumental chant,” imparting the contours of sung Czech and reflecting his interest in capturing the “musical” essence of living speech.
Piano Concerto No. 2
The concerto went on to become one of Rachmaninoff’s most popular works, and Rachmaninoff’s confidence in his abilities as a composer was restored.
Symphony No. 6
The first movement of Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony is one of the most majestic in the literature—grand, rhetorical, and yet totally unselfconscious.