Evening Masterwork: Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1

Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901)

Symphony No. 1 in G minor by Vassili Kalinnikov

Evening Masterwork for November 30, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Vassili Kalinnikov composed his First Symphony shortly after resigning from his post as the second conductor of the Italian Opera in Moscow. He resigned due to health issues, and then moved to the warmer climate of Yalta in the South Crimea, where he composed the symphony, a work that turned out to be the biggest success of his career.  It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.