Smetana: Vltava “The Moldau”
David Ludwig: Violin Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”
The works that make up this concert share influences from Bohemia. From Smetana’s “The Moldau,” one of seven symphonic poems that pay tribute to the famous Eastern European river, to Mahler’s “Titan” which integrates Austro-German folk melodies into this epic symphony. Composer in Residence David Ludwig wrote his Violin Concerto for his wife, Bulgarian native and violinist Bella Hristova, who is the featured artist.
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