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CSO Classes, Ep. 8: Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings



Episode 8 of CSO Classes presents a feast of music for chamber orchestra, opening with Joan Tower’s first Fanfare for the Unusual Lady, written for big brass ensemble and percussion, and devoted to conductor Marin Alsop. George Walker’s serene Lyric for Strings and Darius Milhaud’s The Chimney of King René, a musical homage to his homeland within the south of France spherical out a program that ends with Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Serenade for Strings.The premium episode, which premiered Dec. 3, shall be accessible by means of Jan. 1, 2021, by way of CSOtv.


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  1. truper melody

    December 10, 2020 at 4:58 pm


  2. Christian Goergen aka AstraOovier

    December 10, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    So short.

  3. Fabius Graco

    December 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Adoro essa obra! Muito obrigado pelo presente! Bravo.

  4. Diane and Jeffrey Knorr

    December 11, 2020 at 12:13 am

    I’ve been a member of the CSO’s New York audience since Jean Martinon. I’m curious as to why these members of its superb string sections are wearing masks when they are arrayed socially distanced, well beyond the minimum required to ensure safety. If there is some sort of non-musical statement being made here, I would prefer they stick to that which they do supremely well in these videos.

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