Peter Rundel Principal Conductor
Angel Gimeno violin
José Pereira violin
The tribute of two Russian masters from the 20th century to Classicism leads us to some amazing works, deeply meditative and filled with good humor. Stravinsky’s suites for chamber orchestra result from orchestrations of his well-known piano pieces and the suggestive titles of their movements, such as Napolitano, Espagnola, Balalaika, Waltz or Polka, reminds us of the typical picturesque universe of Russian dances.
Schnittke pays tribute to Mozart and Haydn with the originality that characterizes his entire work. In his Symphony No. 4, for choir and ensemble, the great Russian composer brings together the Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant traditions in a work that reconsiders Catholicism in the light of its origin in Judaism, represented by the chants of the synagogue.