Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
Joseph Bologne: Violin Concerto in G major, Op. 8 No. 2
Antonín Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22
Caitlin Kelley, violin
Geoffrey Larson, conductor
In Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances,” lute songs of the Renaissance are transformed into dramatic music for the modern string orchestra. Dvořák’s famous “Serenade” brings his trademark Czech lyricism to the string ensemble, creating lush textures and dazzling virtuosity. The brilliance of one of history’s great Renaissance men, the Classical era composer and revolutionary colonel Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, shines in his tuneful ninth violin concerto.
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