Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky: two Russian Greats

20130925-141552.jpgAs part of the Ady Ensemble’s concert this upcoming Saturday, Hot Vodka, the ensemble will be playing works by two of Russia’s greatest composers: Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky.

Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings was written in 1880, and is not onlly a classic of the string orchestra repertoire, but is considered one of the greats of Western Art Music. With the usual warmth, pathos and playfulness that is part of Tchaikovsky’s musical language, this work is guaranteed to be both rewarding and entertaining for audiences and players alike.

In a recent arrangement for strings, we’ll be performing one Promenade and The Old Castle, from Mussorgsky’s classic, “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Although left in piano form, it is widely understood that Mussorgsky meant to orchestrate this work for full orchestra. Arguably the work with the most orchestrations and adaptations to date, Pictures at an Exhibition is one of the greats of Russian Romantic music, and also of Western Art Music.

Please come and join us this Saturday, the 11th of June, for what should be a great afternoon of music making.


See you then!