“National Romance” Encore with Orchestra Iowa

Jul 19, 2016

This encore broadcast of Iowa Public Radio's Symphonies of Iowa features Orchestra Iowa's “National Romance” concert. The performance features three iconic works from the late romantic era and early 20th century, each of which defines the style of music in their nation.

Pianist Anna Polonsky
Credit Steve Riskind

First is Elgar's tribute to Jean Froissart, whose Chronicles described the great era of chivalry. Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 depicts Finnish patriotism, and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major represents the French style while flirting with American jazz influences. Orchestra Iowa performs with the dazzling concert pianist Anna Polonsky on the Ravel. Please tune in on Monday, July 25 to hear this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast.


Elgar - Froissart Overture

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G Major

Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Tim Hankewich, conductor

Anna Polonsky, piano

(Concert recorded September 26, 2015)