Orchestra Iowa's "National Romance"

Jan 15, 2016

This 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

  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. Tune in on Sunday, January 31st and again on Monday, February 1st to hear Orchestra Iowa's National Romance.


Tim Hankewich, conductor

Anna Polonsky, piano

Elgar Froissart Overture

RavelPiano Concerto in G Major

SibeliusSymphony No. 2 in D Major

(Concert recorded September 26, 2015)