Evening Masterwork: Symphony No. 2 by Gliere

Reinhold Glière (1875 – 1956)

Symphony No. 2 in c, Op. 25 by Reinhold Gliere

Evening Masterwork for November 21, 2019 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Reinhold Gliere’s Second Symphony is steeped in the typical musical language of 19th Century Russian composition, and also features a sort of conservative expression common for that time. Even though the Second never gained the kind of popularity of Gliere’s Third Symphony, it’s still one of the composers more important works. Throughout the work, the music even evokes the sounds of Rachmaninov, Borodin, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7 on Classical WSMR.