Featured on Iowa Public Radio’s Symphonies of Iowa series broadcast Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7 p.m. is the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s encore Classics 5 Russia’s Greatest performance. This performance includes music from three of Russia’s greatest composers. Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor has been praised for its robust melodies, and the Russian Easter Festival Overture and Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov are filled with joy and orchestral color. Guest pianist, Eugene Alcalay from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is featured on Tchaikovsky’s beautiful and famous Piano Concerto No. 1.
William Intriligator, conductor
Eugene Alcalay, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 in B-flat Minor
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
(Concert recorded April 13 and April 14, 2013)