APRIL 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra at home: Double Concerto

The current global crisis is forcing orchestras and artists to come up with new ways to stay in touch with their audience despite cancelling their concerts. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has, for the fourth week in a row, selected interesting historical recordings from its rich archive. The Boston Orchestra often performed the music of Bohuslav Martinů mainly thanks to its chief conductors Serge Koussevitzky and Charles Munch. They had also commissioned number of new works which resulted in nine premieres of Martinů’s compositions by the BSO, such as La Bagarre, Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 3 and Symphony No. 6 (Fantaisies Symphoniques). The Boston Symphony Orchestra now selects the historical recording of the Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani under the direction of conductor Rafael Kubelik from 1967.

Rafael Kubelík

January 14, 1967
Symphony Hall, Boston

Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani, H 271

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik - conductor
Charles Wilson - piano

Listen to the recording here.