The DSSO continues The Beethoven Project, with this performance and live recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No.6, his Pastoral Symphony. As the first composition to include a poetic program behind the music, it inspired generations of composers and opened the door for the creation of a new genre: “Program Music”. During the first half of this focus concert, we explore these influences in Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances and de Falla’s piano concerto Nights in the Gardens of Spain, through music and narration.
Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances
de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Beethoven: Symphony No.6, Pastorale
Soloist – Spencer Myer, piano