Apr 13, 2023, 10:30am EDT
Program Notes & Works
Alborada del gracioso
Alternating sparkling dance music and aching melancholy, Alborada del gracioso is one of Ravel’s many tributes to the music of Spain.
Les Chants de l'aube, for cello and orchestra
Thierry Escaich's BSO co-commissioned concerto for French cellist Gautier Capuçon explores lyricism and the transformation of melody.
Symphony No. 2
By the time he came to write his Second Symphony, Rachmaninoff had become such a celebrity in Moscow—as composer, pianist, and conductor—that he found he had to “escape” in order to be able to compose without interruption.