Evening Masterwork: MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in d-minor, Op. 23, by Edward MacDowell

Evening Masterwork for October 21, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Although Edward MacDowell was an American composer, he wrote his Piano Concerto No. 2 in Germany in 1884 – and, actually, much of his musical output is more European sounding than American sounding. This is likely because MacDowell did most of his studies in Europe, and in the 19th Century. The Piano Concerto No. 2 by MacDowell received its American premiere in New York in March of 1889 with the composer as soloist, and it was featured alongside another American premiere: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Hear it tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.