BSO Sessions Episode 21: Three Quarter Time

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Date(s) - Wednesday, April 7, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Release Date: 4/7/2021

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From Debussy’s jazzy La plus que lente to the melodically inventive dances by Ulysses Kay, composers have continuously found ways to put their own spin on the waltz. Discover the incredible variety in these amazing orchestral dances in three quarter time as the BSO performs pieces by Brahms, Clara Schumann, Saint-Saëns, and more.

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Jonathan Rush, conductor
Lura Johnson, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings, Mvt. II
CLARA SCHUMANN (arr. Hersh) Caprices en forme de Valse, Mvt. II, III, and VI
BRAHMS (arr. Hermann) Liebeslieder Waltzes, Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6 and 11
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Lavender) Waltz No. 2
DEBUSSY La plus que lente
SAINT-SAËNS Valse-Caprice for Piano and String Orchestra, “Wedding Cake”
KAY Six Dances for String Orchestra, Mvt. II
PROKOFIEV (arr. Naughtin) “Cinderella’s Departure from the Ball” from Cinderella