Nov 2, 2023, 7:30pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Dances of Galánta
Warm and colorful, Dances of Galánta is Zoltán Kodály’s best-known orchestral work. Like his friend and compatriot Bartók, he infused his music with Central European folk music elements.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23
Tchaikovsky’s now wildly popular first piano concerto had a rough start. He had hoped it would be premiered by his friend Nikolai Rubinstein, but Rubinstein declared it “worthless and unplayable.” Hans von Bülow gave the highly successful premiere in October 1875 in Boston.
Symphony in C, D.944, The Great
Franz Schubert’s Great C major was the last symphony he completed before his early death at age 31.