DSO – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s 6th

I have been looking forward to this concert.  Vivaldi's The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"... two of my all time favorite pieces of classical music. I've never heard Vivaldi performed live before.  I can still remember the first time … Continue reading DSO – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s 6th

DSO – Brahms 2

Another lazy Sunday, and another trip to the Dallas Symphony.  Hard to beat that.  The program was as follows: JAAP VAN ZWEDEN conducts ALEXANDER KERR violin PROKOFIEV - Concerto No. 1 in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 19 BRAHMS - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 As much as I love to delve … Continue reading DSO – Brahms 2

DSO – Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff

Another great concert last night from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  This one's appropriately called "Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff."  Here's the lineup, cribbed from the DSO's program: Hans Graf conducts Garrick Ohlsson piano RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 4 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 1 Rachmaninoff's large and ambitious First Symphony incorporates music of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Garrick Ohlsson's … Continue reading DSO – Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff