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Kremlin's Chamber Orchestra, Miami. 02/02/11

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What a great concert did we get by the Kremlin's Chamber Orchestra tonight! Conductor/Director Misha Rachlevsky lead the ensemble in a beautifully balanced program that included Elgar's "Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra" , Schoenberg's "Verklaerte Nacht"-("Transfigured Night") -and finally, as the yummy ice topping of the cake, va-va-voom... ! Mr. T's "Serenade for Strings" :clapping: . Elgar's Serenade is just totally captivating, particularly the lovely second movement, which is as beautiful as it can be. Schoenberg's Transfigured Night is all passion...ultra romantic in its inspiration from the Richard Dehmel'S poem of the same title. The sections of the music clearly correspond to those of the poem-(a dark, moody work)-hence allowing you to easily find musical depictions of the words and actions. And then..YES...Tchaikovsky's "Serenade for String Orchestra". Rachlevsky gave a particularly EXQUISITE rendition of the Waltz, as well as a very moving Elegy. I just found out that Tchaikovsky first conceived this piece as a Symphony, to then change his mind favoring a string quartet format, to inmediately change ideas again to make it an orchestral suite, finally making up his mind for a strings orchestra. Interesting facts, right..?

And then, of course..the ballet was flashing in from of my eyes the whole time... :wub:

Great, GREAT concert indeed...

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