Evening Masterworks: Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances Op. 45 for May 27, 2023
Evening Masterworks: Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances Op. 45
For a significant part of his career, Rachmaninoff was criticized for being a 20th-century composer still rooted in 19th-century style. But towards the end of his life, he began to integrate modernist rhythms into his works, inspired by composers like Stravinsky and Prokofiev. TheSymphonic Dances, which he completed in 1940, is one of these pieces. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.