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

DSO: Dvořák 8

Last night I travelled back in time, musically, to the Romantic Era.  Of all the eras of classical music, I think this is my favorite.  Before this era, the time of Haydn and Mozart gave us the Age of Classicism from whence classical music as a whole derives its name.  There was a mental order … Continue reading DSO: Dvořák 8