The Buffalo Philharmonic releases “Echoes of Eastern Europe” on its Beau Fleuve label – JoAnn Falletta conducts David Ludwig’s Violin Concerto, with Bella Hristova, and Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony.

The compact and vivid Violin Concerto offers variety, edge, rhythmic elan, and a lovely sentimental slow movement. David Ludwig (born 1974) is the communicative composer, but imagine a work collaborated on by Khachaturian and Kodály edited by the Ravel of Tzigane....

Walter Susskind (music director St. Louis Symphony, 1968-75) at the 1978 BBC Proms – Night on Bare Mountain (Mussorgsky’s original version) & Shostakovich’s First Symphony. BBC Symphony Orchestra. August 17; Royal Albert Hall, London.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Susskind Postscript: Mr Susskind conducted my first-ever Prom, circa 1976, albeit I was seated – RPO: Haydn 99, Beethoven PC4 (Clifford Curzon) and Tchaikovsky ‘Little Russian’ Symphony. It was a...