Aug 14, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Ethiopia’s Shadow in America
Listeners familiar with Price’s other orchestral music will be pleased to encounter her characteristically lush orchestration, harmonic richness, and, above all, keen melodic sense.
Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Béla Bartók’s ballet score The Miraculous Mandarin is an orchestral kaleidoscope depicting the ballet’s lurid, supernatural narrative of kidnapping and murder. Bartók’s unique sound-world, fully on display here, was deeply colored by his study of Central European folk music as well as by the Europea...
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.