Rossini String Sonata N. 5
Mozart Wind Serenade in c minor
Weinberg Chamber Symphony N. 2
About This Program
Light Shines out of Darkness is a program of musical extremes. When listening to Rossini’s music, one cannot help but feel the warmth of the Mediterranean sun shining down on scenes bursting with life. With its lush and playful melodies, the String Sonata No.5 evokes just that.
Nicknamed “Nacht Musik” (Night Music), the Serenade in c minor is the moment in which Mozart turned the historically frivolous genre of the wind serenade into a serious medium. Written for only eight players, this work takes on symphonic qualities by exploring a plethora of colors and emotions.
When it came to Soviet Russia, Mieczysław Weinberg had it even worse off than his compatriot and best friend Shostakovich since he was a Jew. His Chamber Symphony No.2 is an
example of how poetry and lyricism can emerge from the darkest and most introverted of musical languages.
1 hour and 30 minutes, with intermission
What You'll Hear