Virtuosos Of St. Petersburg
An evening of gorgeous classical string music, performed by the young, talented Orchestra de Camara de Los Jovenes, under the direction of the great Russian maestro Vladimir Altshuler.
Two Mozart pieces, the ever-popular Serenata Nollurna, a serenade in D, and a fleet and lovely divertimento, set the mood, showcasing the cohesiveness and fluidity of the young string players - and adding the charm of timpani in the first piece, the punch of brass in the second.
The great American composer Samuel Barber's powerful Adagio for Strings - played so memorably at state funerals for the slain U.S. president John F. Kennedy - closes the program, allowing the ensemble to display not only its smoothness and wit but also its capacity for profound emotion.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- 1. Serenade in D, KV 239: 'Serenata Notturna'
- Divertimento in B Major
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)