Concert Review: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

How quickly things happen. Just a few weeks ago, I was able to enjoy my first two-night concert set ever, and who better to enjoy it with than the Vienna Philharmonic? I’d gone to separate concerts back-to-back before, but never the … Continue reading Concert Review: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Concerto in C#m, op. 30

performed by the English Northern Philharmonia under David Lloyd-Jones,Malcolm Binns, piano This is unquestionably a very Russian piece, but it is also unquestionably a Lisztian piece.It was completed around 1883 and first performed in 1884 at one of Balakirev’s Free Music School concerts in St. Petersburg, by whom I am not sure.I am learning I’m not super fond of this Balakirev guy. As ignorant as I am of his works overall (aside from Islamey, and that just barely), reading about him makes him sound quite knowledgable and insightful, but this may just be more as a result of his familiarity … Continue reading Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Concerto in C#m, op. 30