Feb 16, 2023, 10:30am EST
Program Notes & Works
Symphony No. 1, Classical
In his sunny First Symphony, Prokofiev channeled the airy style of Classical-era composers Haydn and Mozart.
Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian
Saint-Saëns wrote the Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian, in just three weeks while in Cairo, Egypt (hence the nickname).
Rachmaninoff's last works, including Symphonic Dances, reveal tighter, clearer musical structure while still exhibiting his gifts for lush orchestration and memorable, heart-melting melodies.