Chevalier de Saint-Georges' Violin Concerto No. 2 with Dvorák & Caroline Shaw
Utah Symphony’s Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle performs a charming violin concerto by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Chevalier de Saint-Georges, one of Marie Antoinette’s music teachers and the first Black colonel in the French Army, was also a virtuoso violinist who John Adams called “the most accomplished man in Europe.”
The concert begins with Antonín Dvorák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments, which evokes the old-world atmosphere of music performed in castles of the Rococo period, and Entr’acte by Caroline Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Shaw was inspired by the way Haydn’s Op. 77 minuets “suddenly take you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition.”
DVORÁK: Serenade for Wind Instruments
CAROLINE SHAW: Entr’acte
CHEVALIER de SAINT-GEORGES: Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5 No. 2
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