Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert conducts this week’s program that focuses on Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Opening the program is Musorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. The 19th Century composition, inspired by Russian literary works, was made famous by Rimsky-Korsakov’s edition of the piece.
In 1960, President Eisenhower famously remarked to Leonard Bernstein, "You know, I liked that last piece you played; it's got a theme. I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles."
Taking a cue from that remark, this week is a sampling of arias, overtures, barcarolles and other melodic delights that deserve more time on the airwaves.