Saturday, April 13, 2013

BSO — 2013/04/12-13

There was no concert on Thursday this week, so I'll be having my first chance to hear it during the Saturday broadcast. As usual, the BSO's performance detail page offers links for program notes, audio previews, and an interview with the composer/conductor. There is also the following description:
The distinguished British composer/conductor Oliver Knussen leads his own Violin Concerto (2002) with soloist Pinchas Zukerman, for whom the piece was written. Then, making her BSO debut, English soprano Claire Booth takes center stage for Knussen's 1992 Whitman Settings, for soprano and orchestra. The program opens with the Symphony No. 10 by the early 20th-century Russian composer Nikolai Miaskovsky and closes with Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition in a rarely heard orchestration by Leopold Stokowski.
Classical New England will broadcast and stream the Saturday performance beginning at 8:00 p.m. Boston Time, with the pre-game show (music by the evening's composers or performers, mostly; maybe an interview; maybe something else). CNE's BSO page has some interesting background info — not only an interview with maestro Knussen, but pictures to go with "Pictures at an Exhibition" and the Miaskovsky symphony.

The Globe has a very favorable review of the concert and an earlier preview interview with Knussen.

This program will be repeated over Classical New England on April 21 at 1:00 p.m. Since there was no concert a week ago, tomorrow's rebroadcast/stream will be from earlier in the season: the Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven program of November 23-27. See the CNE BSO page for details and links.

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