Yefim Bronfman is the soloist in Prokofiev’s fiendishly difficult Piano Concerto No. 2. We also present Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 from that same concert and the broadcast opens with Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from the opera Eugene Onegin.
Alan Gilbert conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony on our next New York Philharmonic broadcast. Mezzo-soprano Petra Lang joins the orchestra, along with the Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the American Boychoir.
EXPO by Magnus Lindberg begins our broadcast and will be followed by the Brahms Violin Concerto in D performed by Frank Peter Zimmerman. The program concludes with the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz.
This broadcast features symphonies by Haydn and Prokofiev, plus a selection of songs by Franz Schubert orchestrated by various composers and the Fantasy-Overture, Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky. The orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter for the Schubert.