My Program: STRAVINSKY: Agon
SCHNITTKE: Concerto Grosso No.1
IVES: Three Places in New England
ROCHBERG: Transcendental Variations
The case for my program: Long before the iPod’s shuffle mode, these composers mixed and borrowed various styles of music within a single work, juxtaposing moods and genres in order to create a larger narrative. The sacred and profane, ancient and modern, all stand side by side in these compositions that call into question the very nature of authenticity and personal expression in symphonic music.