Spend some time in Old Russia and hear two composers anew—Tchaikovsky with old instruments, and Mozart in a Russian guise—as PBO welcomes cellist Nicolas Altstaedt for the first time!
“One of the cello realm's most brilliant young princes.”Huffington Post
About A Wolf in Bear’s Clothing
Imagine attending a concert in 19th-century Moscow and hearing Mozart played in an ever-so-quintessentially Russian way. In PBO’s very first foray into Russian Romanticism, Richard Egarr allows you to do just that! The second half of the program, featuring Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, plummets into angry misery and acts as the perfect foil to Mozart’s bouncing symphony in the first half. Sandwiched between the two symphonies are Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Rococo Variations performed brilliantly by cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. Spend some time in Old Russia and hear both composers anew: Tchaikovsky with old instruments, and Mozart in a Russian guise!
MOZART Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Richard Egarr, conductor
Nicolas Altstaedt, violoncello
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
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