DMSO's "The Moldau, Don Juan & Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto"

May 10, 2016

This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s “The Moldau, Don Juan & Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto” concert. It includes music composed by Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Bedřich Smetana and features young pianist extraordinaire Charlie Albright.

Pianist Charlie Albright
Credit Tatsunori Hashimoto

The mighty, soaring Moldau is so evocative that it has become one of the most famous melodies in all of music and the anthem of Czech culture. Pianist Charlie Albright has been described by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” and he makes his Des Moines Symphony debut in Beethoven’s passionate C Minor Piano Concerto. Tune in on Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!


R. STRAUSS   Don Juan

BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 3

SMETANA   Music from Má Vlast (My Fatherland)

The High Castle; The Moldau; Sarka; From Bohemia’s Forests and Meadows

Joseph Giunta, conducting

Charlie Albright, piano