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.
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Soloist: Carter Brey, cello
Tchaikovsky: Variations on A Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2