Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”

Ludwig van Beethoven Born: December 16, 1770, Bonn, GermanyDied: March 26, 1827, Vienna, Austria One biographical sketch on Beethoven begins “The events of Beethoven’s life are the stuff of Romantic legend, evoking images of the solitary creator shaking his fist at...

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2

Frédéric Chopin Born: March 1, 1810, Zelazowa Wola, Poland Died: October 17, 1849, Paris, France According to Vladimir Horowitz, Chopin was “the only truly great composer for the piano.” Chopin mostly worked in shorter forms, such as the ballade (which he invented),...

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Aaron Copland Born: November 14, 1900, Brooklyn, New York Died: December 2, 1990, North Tarrytown, New York Dubbed “the dean of American composers,” Aaron Copland was one of the first American composers to enjoy worldwide fame. He studied piano, composition, and...

Welcome To The Blog!

Welcome to the re-start of the RCO’s blog! It has actually lain dormant for several years now. But we’d like to bring it back now so that we can let you know more about RCO goings-on. We’ll share program notes and interviews and other special...