CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS – Fantaisie for Harp and Violin, Op. 124
IGOR STRAVINSKY – Suite from A Soldier’s Tale
MAURICE RAVEL – Introduction and Allegro
ARNOLD SCHOENBERG – Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
MAURICE RAVEL – Le tombeau de Couperin (Couperin's Tomb)
Marina Piccinini, flute; Tibi Cziger, clarinet; Sivan Magen, harp; Assaff Weisman, piano; Daniel Bard, violin; Itamar Zorman, violin; Guy Ben-Ziony, viola; Michal Korman, cello
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One of the casualties of the Covid postponements is what would have been this ensemble’s timely celebration of the death anniversaries of both Stravinsky (50th) and Saint-Saëns (100th) in 2021. But timely or not, they are here to celebrate these two giants who in many ways represented the polar extremes on the musical spectrum, with Saint-Saëns clutching on to lush 19th century Romanticism just as Stravinsky led the modernist avant-garde. Their paths famously converged at the riotous 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, with Saint-Saëns walking out in protest. Do not miss this "band of world-class soloists…in which egos dissolve and players think, breathe, and play as one” (Time Out New York) in its celebration and exploration of this dynamic musical era.