The Russian Crucible

May 5 – 6, 1995

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Three irreverent weekends that will explode your preconceptions about orchestras and concerts.

Bach to Bach: Experience Peter Schickele's hilarious send-up, A Bach Portrait; Lukas Foss's electrifying performance of Bach's D Minor Concerto; Mendelssohn's version of the D Minor Chaconne, and more.

Paradise Lost: According to The New York Times "there has been a succession of 'new Lotte Lenyas' now we've another claimant, perhaps the best one yet, in Marianne Faithfull." Hear her in Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins, plus a Weimar Cabaret in a weekend also including Mahler's Fourth Symphony. 

Russian Crucible: The phenomenal Gidon Kremer, whom Karajan called "the world's greatest violinist," joins Dennis Russell Davis for a searing program of Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Pärt, and Schnittke.
Identifier 1995s.01216