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Program Nine • Whose 20th Century?

August 13, 2022

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In Program Nine, Bard presents a sampling of the extraordinarily diverse array of musical styles and approaches on offer in 1930.

These range from the experimentalism of Henry Cowell’s avant-garde theater piece Atlantis, which only received its New York premiere under Botstein’s leadership in 2010, to Grofé’s more accessible tone poem Grand Canyon Suite, a one-time audience favorite; the Suite from Shostakovich’s satirical, politically charged ballet, The Golden Age; Respighi’s orchestral transcriptions of Rachmaninoff’s Études-tableaux; and the Russian composer’s own accomplished but seldom-performed Fourth Piano Concerto, with celebrated Rachmaninoff interpreter Zlata Chochieva as soloist.

7 pm Preconcert Talk
8 pm Performance: 
Zlata Chochieva, piano; The Orchestra Now / Leon Botstein, music director; and others

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 40 (1927)

Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936)
From Five Ètudes-tableaux (orchestral transcriptions; 1930)

Ferde Grofé (1892–1972)
Grand Canyon Suite (1931)

Dimtri Shostakovich (1906–75)
From Suite from The Golden Age, Op. 22b (1929–30) 

Henry Cowell (1897–1965)
Atlantis (1931)


The 2022 SummerScape season is made possible in part by the generous support of Jeanne Donovan Fisher, the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Foundation, the Advisory Boards of the Fisher Center at Bard and Bard Music Festival, and Fisher Center and Bard Music Festival members. The 2022 Bard Music Festival has received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Estimated run time is 1 hour and 44 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission

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