“The Mighty Handful was a group of five 19th-century Russian composers who wrote music steeped in the distinctive traditions of their homeland.”
Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) January 08, 2014
WCPE FM Russian Romantics Weekend
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WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Music of the Russian Romantics, January 18–19, 2014. We’ll celebrate with favorites from Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and others, anchored by the Met Opera broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on January 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET. On Saturday you may request your favorite composers here.
“The Mighty Handful was a group of five 19th-century Russian composers who wrote music steeped in the distinctive traditions of their homeland,” says Woltz.
Here is a partial listing of the works scheduled:
8:00 a.m. Cui: Miniature Suite
9:00 a.m. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
10:00 a.m. Borodin: Symphony no. 3 in A Minor (unfinished)
11:00 a.m. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 in E Minor
12:00 p.m. Mussorgsky: “Night on Bald Mountain”
5:00 p.m. Glinka: “Kamarinskaya”
7:00 a.m. Tchaikovsky: “Cherubic Hymn” no. 1
11:00 a.m. Glazunov: The Seasons
12:00 p.m. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat Minor
1:00 p.m. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
2:00 p.m. Balakirev: Tamara
3:00 p.m. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
4:00 p.m. Borodin: Overture and “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor
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