#136: Homelands

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Jean Sibelius, Manuel de Falla and Adolphus Hailstork all spoke through their music to the landscapes, peoples, and histories of their respective nations. Sibelius’s overture evokes the Karelian region of Finland with marching strings, horn fanfares, and soaring brass. Manuel de Falla’s fantasy paints vivid gardens with the myriad colors of the orchestra and piano. Finally, Adolphus Hailstork’s symphony bursts forth with a defiant rhythmic energy and pastoral sensibility that is both born of and unlimited by the traditions of 20th century American music.

Jean Sibelius: Karelia Overture
Manuel de Falla: Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain), with Jared Miller, piano
Adolphus Hailstork: Symphony No. 1 

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