Youth Orchestra’s Winter Concert
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Hailstork American Fanfare
Michael Morgan, conductor
(Side-by-side with MUSE VIVO Orchestra)
Borodin Polovtsian Dances
Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C Minor
Beethoven’s iconic Symphony that changed the course of music history caps off a program of intriguingly iconoclastic works by other composers. Similarly, Borodin used folk dances of his fatherland as evocative inspiration for the exotic closing scene of his opera,Prince Igor.
Audio and video clips:
A powerful reading that achieves both clarity and a necessary hugeness of sound. Neemi Järvi with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic.
It should of course also be heard in its original form with chorus.
Beethoven Symphony No.5
Still regarded by many to be the definitive recording of this iconic work, Carlos Kleiber's performance with the Vienna Philharmonic creates a perfect arc from the famous opening motive until through the triumphant finale.
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante con moto