Week of November 17, 2008
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Thierry Escaich, organ
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Dalbavie: La Source d’un regard
Escaich: Organ Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
If the light could shine for Sergei Prokofiev, it can shine for anyone. Prokofiev's Soviet homeland was suffering through the darkest misery of WWII-and here he came with a symphony that all but predicted victory. As a result of the daily work of this composer, war-weary Russians got a powerful musical shot in the arm and hope for the future.
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