December 31, 2020 10:30 pm
In this program, you’ll hear two masterworks originally written for piano that have become better known through subsequent orchestral arrangements.
First we’ll hear Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by another modernist composer, Maurice Ravel. Then we’ll hear Charles Ives’ Concord Symphony, which began life as the Concord Sonata for piano until Henry Brant arranged it for orchestra, a project that took nearly 30 years!
Listen to the piano versions of these masterworks below.