February 18 & 19 2017: This coming week our own North State Symphony is presenting a very special concert of music celebrating the coming of Spring. This concert, “Leaping Into Spring”, will feature Robert Schumann’s “Spring” symphony, and the Snow Maiden Suite by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov. A special feature of the concert will be to present two new works: a newly commissioned work by composer Libby Larsen called “Dancing Man Rhapsody”, performed most eloquently by concert master Terrie Baune, and a new work by David Biedenbender called “Schism”. In this broadcast Intermountain Classics is proud to feature highlights of this concert, including an in-depth interview with conductor and artistic director Scott Seaton talking about the music to be performed on the concert. Later on in this broadcast we will hear some exquisitely beautiful ballet music from Russia, including Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and Prokofiev’s “Cinderella”.
Intro: Libby Larsen-Today, This Spring: She Piped for Us [2.08]
Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden Suite: Act I -Intro: Danse des Oiseaux;Cortège; Danse des Bouffons · Motet de Genève ( L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet) [12.22]
Interview with Scott Seaton (Scott Seaton and Tom Diskin) [9.28]
David Biedenbender-“Schism” (University of Michigan Dept. of Music, Theater & Dance conducted by David Biedenbender) [5.04]
Schumann - “Spring” Symphony No. 1: excerpts (Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer) [35.25]
Tchaikovsky-Suite from the Ballet “Swan Lake” (Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev) [31.17]
Prokofiev-Suite from the Ballet “Cinderella”: Introduction & Act I (St. Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin) [17.56]