Summer Concert

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Sat 1st July 2023, 7:30pm

St Saviour’s Church
Sandpit Lane
St Albans

Conductor: Christopher Stark

Scriabin: Reverie
Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanschchina
Borodin: Symphony No. 2
De Falla: El Amor Brujo Suite

Mussorgsky composed an opera called Khovanschchina, but had only written the piano score before he died. Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich both completed their own versions of the complete work.

Symphony No. 2 by Alexander Borodin was composed intermittently between 1869 and 1876. It is considered the most important large-scale work completed by the composer himself. It has many melodic resemblances to both Prince Igor and Mlada, two theatre works that diverted Borodin’s attention on and off during the six years of composition.