Monday, February 22, 2016

A Great Tchaikovsky...

Two cornerstones of Russian music and a third not-often-heard work were featured in this weeks’ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra program. Maestro Cristian Măcelaru, conductor in-residence of the Philadelphia Orchestra, began the program with Stravinsky’s 1947 version of Pétrouchka. Măcelaru began with a very precise introduction in the cellos and continued on to create an incredibly transparent performance of this wonderful ballet music. Various sections of the orchestra create each of the story’s characters and action, and each section was sharply focused to ensure that there was no doubt when a character was in the spotlight. For the complete review, click here:

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