Gilbert Conducts Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Alan Gilbert, Music Director Alan Gilbert, Music Director (Hayley Sparks)

The New York Philharmonic shows off its Russian credentials in this week's broadcast, with two mighty late Romantic favorites. Principal cellist Carter Brey is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's Variations on A Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, a work inspired by Mozart. The program then turns to Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony, his grandest work, which washes over the listener with its sweeping melodies, lush orchestrations, and inspired lyrical passages.

Program Details:

Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Carter Brey, cello

Tchaikovsky: Variations on A Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

Comments [1]

L.E.S. from Washington DC

From Wikipedia:

The melody of "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" is based on the third movement from the Second Symphony by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Oct. 28 2010 10:06 PM

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