Romantic PassionsJacques Lacombe, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello
GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto
FRANCK: Symphony in D minor
Czech master Dvořák’s cello concerto is not only the greatest work of its kind, but a masterpiece in its own right. Composed at the close of his three-year period in America, this large scale work aches with homesickness for his native Bohemia. The symphony in D minor of César Franck also wears its heart on its sleeve, progressing from initial uncertainty to a triumphant conclusion. Grieg’s delectable Peer Gynt Suite adds a splash of Norwegian sunshine to the program.