Three composers explore an assortment of emotions ranging from despair to exhilaration. Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson challenges us with uncertainty in his interpretation of Carl Sandburg’s metaphorical poem, Grass. Felix Mendelssohn’s exuberant romp in Piano Concerto No. 1 was quickly composed after a trip to Italy. And, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica (Heroic) dives into the emotional landscapes of war with its complexities of helplessness, grief, tenderness and triumph.
Guest Pianist: Bryan Wallick
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