(Carlos Miguel Prieto - new faces on World Podiums)
Since last weeks installment of the Mid-Week concert went so well, we're back for another mid-week taste of the concert hall. This time a concert by the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, guest conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, a rising young star in conducting circles who has guest conducted a number of symphony orchestras throughout Europe and the U.S. since this concert was first broadcast on December 4, 2005 by AVRO Radio 4 in Holland.
Two works tonight - Lydische Nacht by the Dutch composer Alphons Diepenbrock, who was a contemporary of Gustav Mahler and a warhorse, Tchaikovsky's Symphony Nr. 5. A little over an hour's worth of music and the announcer (in case you were wondering) is in Dutch.
If you aren't familiar with Alphons Diepenbrock, I urge you to check him out. It'll be worth it.