Mystery piece, Glimmerglass
Friday’s mystery piece came from the imagination of Edvard Grieg, whom many consider to be the greatest Norwegian composer ever. Orchestras around the world play his big-scale works on a regular basis, but he was most at home writing small-scale pieces such as Wedding Day at Troldhaugen from Lyric Pieces:VIII, Op. 65. We heard pianist Andrei Gavrilov.
Happy summer vacation!
Opera fans love Glimmerglass, one of the top arts destinations in the Northeast. I’m headed there today to see three productions and interview Francesca Zambello, the in-coming executive director. She’s already announced plans to make changes in 2011. I’ll have some features from Glimmerglass to air in about two weeks on WXXI-FM. What would you like to know about running an opera company?
Carl Pultz will be spending early mornings with you from July 19-23. Have a lovely week, and thank you for listening.