This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s “The Moldau, Don Juan & Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto” concert. It includes music composed by Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Bedřich Smetana and features young pianist extraordinaire Charlie Albright.
The mighty, soaring Moldau is so evocative that it has become one of the most famous melodies in all of music and the anthem of Czech culture. Pianist Charlie Albright has been described by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” and he makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in Beethoven’s passionate C Minor Piano Concerto. Tune in on Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!
R. STRAUSS Don Juan
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
SMETANA Music from Má Vlast (My Fatherland)
The High Castle; The Moldau; Sarka; From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows
Joseph Giunta, conducting
Charlie Albright, piano