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.
Gilbert then leads Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3, one of Prokofiev’s most famous pieces. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade closes the program. The symphonic suite was based on a collection of folk tales known as the Arabian Nights. The vibrant and dazzling orchestration is considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s best known work.
Musorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3